Teaching Journalism

Jul 17, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

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.

Jul 16, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

In an effort to combat declining enrollment, Concordia University is considering a graduate program aimed at training students to report for international NGOs. Education columnist Janice Tibbetts asks if that’s wise.

Jun 10, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

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

Jun 05, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

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.

Jun 03, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

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.

May 27, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

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?

May 27, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

In Education Matters, Janice Tibbetts will examine the pressing issues  relating to journalism education in Canada.

May 26, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

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?

May 13, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Teaching Gen Ys is a challenge. First off, you have to capture their attention when students can access myriad interesting conversations and games on their computers and phones while you natter on at the front of the classroom. And often, it seems like you’re in a room full of people who have high expectations about getting good grades but little interest in working on assignments. So how can you engage these multitasking millenials?

May 10, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

J-Source will live blog the #CAJ14 conference. Today's sessions include a workshop on polling, covering mental health, media court challenges, a keynote speech by Melissa Fung, drone journalism, best practices for FOIs, and Twitter by Steve Ladurantaye. 

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Teaching Journalism


Melanie Coulson This section is designed to help teachers of journalism in Canada find and share ideas, curricula, approaches and resources that might help them as educators of the next generation of journalists. Melanie Coulson teaches digital journalism at Carleton University.