Teaching Journalism

Aug 22, 2012 - Posted by Belinda Alzner

Looking for resources to use in the classroom to help you teach broadcast and visual journalism? Here, Mary McGuire has curated a list of tools and resources for teaching the following:

  • Photography
  • Audio journalism
  • Video journalism
Oct 05, 2010 - Posted by Mary McGuire
Alan EchenbergLong-time television producer and broadcast journalist-turned-j-school professor Alan Echenberg on how to inspire great TV journalism.
Dec 09, 2009 - Posted by Mary McGuire
If you are looking for some outstanding, award-winning radio documentaries, you might find them at this online archive from Sound Portraits.
Nov 24, 2009 - Posted by Regan Ray
Dollar SignOf the thousands of broadcast students in Canada, only 44 applied for five RTNDA scholarships, writes George Hoff.  Why some broadcast programs pay little or no attention to lucrative scholarships for students.
Nov 10, 2009 - Posted by Mary McGuire
TelevisionCBC News wants to attract younger viewers with its recent relaunch, but as Carleton broadcast journalist instructor Marilyn Mercer found out, many of her students don't have TVs or cable subscriptions.
Nov 02, 2008 - Posted by Mary McGuire

This site is a series of comprehensive, step by step tutorials on the fundamentals of film and video production. It includes video clips, flash animations, and explanations. The site claims it is used by hundreds of schools, but there is a small fee for teachers to use it with their students in classes.

Dec 11, 2007 - Posted by Mary McGuire
More and more journalists are working with audio these days and learning from radio reporters. This is a fabulous guide for journalists about using sound and audio clips in their journalism. It's a 21-page PDF with lots of good advice about story development, writing, and gathering sound. The best part of this guide is the extensive advice about interviewing. The guide was prepared by J.Carl Ganter and Eileen E. Ganter for the Poynter Institute for Media Studies. They give credit for some of the content to David Candow, a well-known broadcast trainer for CBC.
Dec 11, 2007 - Posted by Mary McGuire
There are countless guides to writing broadcast copy online. This is one of the better ones. It's a clear list of 10 rules with good examples as illustrations.
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