Teaching Journalism

Apr 16, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Former Globe and Mail editor-in-chief John Stackhouse has joined the C.D. Howe Institute, a public policy think tank, and the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs as a senior fellow. 

Apr 14, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Journalism is a tough job these days and running a smaller newsroom is among the toughest. Sun Media' digital content director Monique Beech shares her tips for leveraging social media for community newsrooms. 

Apr 11, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

While Twitter won’t say how many users there are in Canada, those who use it know it’s growing. So here are education editor Melanie Coulson's five fundamentals on Twitter that all journalists should know. 

Apr 09, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Facebook isn’t new on the block, but it often doesn't get the respect it deserves. Education editor Melanie Coulson explains why you shouldn’t/can’t still be ignoring Facebook when it comes to connecting with your audience, and what you need to know.

Apr 07, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

What’s life like after J-School? Adrian Ma, Rana Abdel Latif, and Marit Mitchell, members of Ryerson University's first cohort of Master of Journalism students share what the alumni are up to, how they got to where they are, and their advice on how to make the most of your degree. 

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 27, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

As the news industry continues to shed jobs, freelancing skills have never been more important for prospective journalists. So, what makes a good freelancer? How do you sell your work to different markets, including foreign media? What role does social media play in a freelancer’s career? We get the answers from two freelance journalists: Matt Braga, a former National Post technology reporter, and Andrew Livingstone, a former Toronto Star reporter. Join host Brennan Reid, a Wilfrid Laurier University journalism student, on Thursday, March 27 at 1 p.m. ET for this live chat. Tweet your questions for Braga and Livingstone using #FreelanceChat.

Mar 25, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

JHR and Loyalist College also recently announced a scholarship that will give mentees in the northern Ontario program the opportunity to spend eight weeks at the Loyalist-Trent Summer Institute in Journalism in Belleville, Ont., studying the fundamentals of journalism. The scholarship will cover the participant’s tuition and accommodation costs for the eight-week period.  In its pilot year, the Journalists for Human Rights program in northern Ontario has received a mixed reaction, with one community withdrawing its invitation to a journalism mentor. Others say the program has been a positive experience. 

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.

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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.