J-Schools and Programs

Mar 27, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Carleton University journalism students undertook an ambitious project to data map all the funding announced in 2013 by the federal government. J-Source publisher and Carleton journalism professor Christopher Waddell explains how his students worked with CBC to complete the project and the bumps along the road and his students write about the challenges they encountered.

Mar 24, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

It’s time to talk about how onstage interviews are, too often, awful. We see them again and again: live, onstage presentations where the interviewer mistakenly believes he or she is as important as the guest. University of King's College journalism professor David Swick shares his tips on how to interview onstage and moderate panels. 

Mar 11, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Langara College journalism instructor Ethan Baron explains how his innovative new course on news-drone training teaches students the essential technical skills, as well as the proper safety and ethical considerations, of operating drones.

Mar 10, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

While covering the Olympics in a foreign country presents logistical challenges, working at home in Canada to manage the deluge of content coming in from the Sochi Games had its own set of challenges. Ryerson journalism student Alex Chippin shares what he learned on his internship at Yahoo Canada Sports. 

Mar 07, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

A new public database of Canadian journalism research will make it easier to discover which topics are being explored in journalism schools across the country.

Mar 05, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

The University of Ottawa won’t welcome a new crop of journalism students this fall as its program remains under review for a second year. Education editor Melanie Coulson reports.

Feb 06, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

What are the best practices for verifying information on social media? What are the common misconceptions journalists have about user-generated content? These are some of the questions The Verification Handbook, a new, free resource for journalists and humanitarian aid workers, hopes to answer. J-Source Education Editor Melanie Coulson interviewed Craig Silverman, the editor of the book.

Feb 06, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

The modern newsroom will necessarily include developers working side-by-side with journalists, and journalism schools need to adapt to that new reality, writes Canada.com homepage editor William Wolfe-Wylie. Sometimes that will be as a newsroom developer. Frequently, it will not be. Plus, take the poll: Should journalism schools teach coding? 

Jan 31, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

One of Concordia University’s campus papers drew criticism for not using the word “plagiarism” in its initial apology for lifting passages from CUP, a non-profit cooperative of student newspapers, of which it is a member.

Jan 28, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

When Ryerson professors Ivor Shapiro and Brian MacLeod Rogers sat down to plan their annual graduate seminar in ethics and law for last fall, they quickly realized that they wouldn’t need to look far for examples. News coverage of Rob Ford and his family provided case studies in almost every aspect of journalists’ rights and wrongs. The result was a fascinating set of guest lectures and case studies—and a unique collection of term papers, including those published here. 

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J-Schools and Programs


Melanie CoulsonStudying journalism is an increasingly popular option for many high school students in Canada. Inside this section you will find links to a wide variety of post-secondary journalism programs at colleges and universities across the country. Melanie Coulson teaches digital journalism at Carleton University.