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

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

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 first installment of this weekly three-part series, Carleton University associate professor Susan Harada looks at what journalism schools are adding to the curricula.

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Opinion: Why a revamped uOttawa journalism program isn’t good enough

The University of Ottawa suspended admissions to its journalism program following a critical report. Now, it has developed a new program focused on bilingualism and digital skills. But that doesn’t help current students in the discredited program, says frustrated student Michael Robinson.

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Francine Pelletier wins Michener-Deacon fellowship for journalism education
4 years ago

Francine Pelletier wins Michener-Deacon fellowship for journalism education

Pelletier will use the fellowship to explore data journalism and how it can be taught to students at Concordia University in Montreal. 

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Live blog: RTDNA National Conference
4 years ago

Live blog: RTDNA National Conference

The sessions include a bear pit session with the top news executives in Canada to discuss the state of our industry, tips on using Google tools, taking video on the smartphone, social media storytelling and the challenges of reporting from the field with dwindling resources.

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What’s wrong with journalism education?
4 years ago

What’s wrong with journalism education?

It's no secret that journalism is in flux. Layoffs, buyouts, shrinking budgets—this is the reality the industry faces today. So how can journalism schools prepare the journalists of the future? 
That was the subject of the Toward 2020: New Directions in Journalism Education conference at Ryerson University, in Toronto, on May 31.

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Education Matters: Should journalism schools take a stand on unpaid internships?
4 years ago

Education Matters: Should journalism schools take a stand on unpaid internships?

Journalism schools have long considered internships to be a vital part of the real-world experience that help students land paying media jobs after graduation. But should they stop posting advertisements for work without pay, which could be interpreted as giving tacit support?

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Why some journalism grads no longer wait for a job offer
4 years ago

Why some journalism grads no longer wait for a job offer

UBC journalism grad Jimmy Thomson and a close circle of friends launched Worst, a blog about media, entrepreneurship and millennials. They had access to writers, editors, photographers, illustrators, web designers and people with the business savvy to help keep them afloat, so why wait for a job offer?

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