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Charlie Hebdo and the journalism classroom
3 years ago

Charlie Hebdo and the journalism classroom

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How journalism professors across the country dealt with teaching freedom of expression, editorial judgment and cultural awareness in the wake of Charlie Hebdo.
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The dangerous pride of the innumerate journalist
3 years ago

The dangerous pride of the innumerate journalist

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When journalists are intimidated by math, why would we expect them to be any good at covering health and science?
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Concordia to offer new, one-year visual journalism diploma program
4 years ago

Concordia to offer new, one-year visual journalism diploma program

The program is aimed at helping people with journalism experience improve their photography skills and build a strong portfolio.
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Recent hires at Canadian j-schools

As journalism students head back to the school, here’s a look at some of the new people who have joined faculties across the country.

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How TRU’s Community News Collective prepares j-students for a rapidly changing industry

If the news business is dying, how can you justify educating students for a profession that won’t hire them? Education Editor Charles Hays explains how Thompson Rivers University’s unique partnership with local media in Kamloops, B.C. is readying students for the industry. 

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Trends in journalism education in Canada: Who are j-schools hiring?
4 years ago

Trends in journalism education in Canada: Who are j-schools hiring?

Just as newsrooms and the media industry are undergoing transformational change these days, so too are journalism programs at universities and colleges across the country. In the final installment of this weekly three-part series, Ryerson University associate professor Janice Neil looks at the skills j-schools think are necessary in teaching staff to prepare the next generation of students. 

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11 mistakes to avoid as a newbie journalist
4 years ago

11 mistakes to avoid as a newbie journalist

The newsroom can be a tricky place for an intern. You need to impress but you don’t want to step on any toes. Zev Singer shares his tips for interns. 

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Trends in journalism education in Canada: What’s being cut?
4 years ago

Trends in journalism education in Canada: What’s being cut?

Just as newsrooms and the media industry are undergoing transformational change these days, so too are journalism programs at universities and colleges across the country. In the second installment of this weekly three-part series, Carleton University associate professor Mary McGuire looks at what journalism schools are cutting from the curricula.

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Education Matters: Should we teach journalism students to write in the first person?
4 years ago

Education Matters: Should we teach journalism students to write in the first person?

Starting out by writing about themselves does not help students elevate their reporting and news-writing skills beyond what they could have attained by spending their three or four years blogging, writes education columnist Janice Tibbetts. 

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