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“Why didn’t you tell me this before?” Why j-schools need risk & trauma training

Megan Radford is a graduate journalism student at the University of Western Ontario — she’s already undertaken an internship in Malaysia and covered the G20 protests in Toronto. Last weekend, in her final term, she attended a workshop on Journalists & Risk which explored physical and emotional safety considerations in her chosen profession. Now she asks: Are journalism schools paying too little attention to these issues — too late?
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2011 Dart Center Academic Fellowship

Calling all journalism educators… March 25, 2011 is the deadline for the Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma’s 2011 Academic Fellowships.

The program is designed for journalism educators working with students on effective and sensitive newsgathering, storytelling and self-care when reporting on human tragedy and trauma.

The fellowship provides three days of seminars, training and discussion from June 15-18, at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York City, plus up to $500 of financial support for fellows to complete academic projects or develop curriculum. The in-depth training on teaching effective trauma journalism is open to college and university journalism faculty and student media advisers from North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.

See the website for an online application form and full details. 

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J-students building online profile

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Alfred Hermida has this advice for his UBC journalism students: snatch up your name as a domain name and start establishing your professional digital identity.
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A guide to choosing the right journalism school or program

If you are interested in studying journalism in Canada, your overriding question is probably “Which j-school is the best one?” As J-Source Education editor Mary McGuire explains, there’s no universal answer. In this helpful guide, she provides a checklist of criteria to consider when evaluating different programs.

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