Teaching Journalism

Aug 25, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

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. 

Aug 25, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

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. 

Aug 18, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

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.

Aug 12, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

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. 

Aug 11, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

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.

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.

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Teaching Journalism

This section is designed to help journalism educators and students find and share ideas, curricula, approaches and resources. Charles Hays is an assistant professor and the internship coordinator in the Journalism, Communication and New Media program at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, B.C.