Teaching Journalism

Sep 05, 2013 - Posted by Melanie Coulson

Trent University and Loyalist College officially launched a news bureau Wednesday as part of a joint journalism program run by the two schools. Jane Harrison, director of special projects and former dean of Loyalist’s School of Media, Arts and Design talked to J-Source about the new 10,000-square-foot newsroom in Belleville and the program.

Sep 03, 2013 - Posted by Cecil Rosner

Carl Bernstein, Peter Mansbridge and other prominent journalists are slated to attend an international conference on investigative journalism being organized by the CBC and the University of Winnipeg. The event will be held June 13-15, 2014.

Aug 22, 2012 - Posted by Belinda Alzner

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

  • Blogging
  • Social media
  • Multimedia storytelling
  • Data visualization
Jul 23, 2012 - Posted by Mary McGuire

With the launch Trent University and Loyalist College’s new joint degree journalism program comes the inevitable question: In the current economic environment and difficult job market, does Canada need another j-school? In talking to people behind the new program as well as experts and those who have recently launched programs of their own, Angelina Irinici takes a look at the timing and the value of the Trent-Loyalist program.

Jul 03, 2012 - Posted by Mary McGuire

Journalism educators went back to school for three days recently at The Poynter Institute's Teachapalooza 2012 looking for inspiration about how to update their lessons and their programs to respond to the changes in the industry. One of the participants, Kanina Holmes, an assistant professor of journalism at Carleton University, reflects on the lessons she learned about everything from the challenges of teaching new technologies and new skills for jobs that don't currently exist, to teaching the traditional building blocks of journalism and instilling in j-students a sense of mission.

Jun 20, 2012 - Posted by Mary McGuire

As the media industry faces unprecedented changes, journalism schools are re-thinking their programs. Mary McGuire explains why some critics say it's time for bold changes though there's no clear agreement on what those changes should be.

May 10, 2012 - Posted by Mary McGuire

Two Ottawa journalists will spend four months each working on two very different issues, thanks to Michener-Deacon jouranlism fellowships. The winners were announced Thursday, May 10, 2012.

Feb 17, 2012 - Posted by Mary McGuire

Classroom clickers: technology for technology’s sake or a helpful teaching tool? Bruce Gillespie, assistant professor in the journalism program at Wilfrid Laurier-Brantford, explains how using "clickers" in large journalism classes can be an effective tool for teaching and learning.

Oct 13, 2011 - Posted by Mary McGuire

Applications are now being accepted for the latest addition to the list of post-graduate journalism programs in Canada. The University of Toronto's Munk School of Global Affairs says this new program will train subject specialists to be "super-freelancers."

Sep 21, 2011 - Posted by Mary McGuire

Six Ryerson journalism students contributed to the research and reporting of a three-part  series published recently in the Toronto Star which detailed troubling practices in some Ontario high schools. The first story, by Robert Cribb, documented how some Ontario high school students are getting into university with inflated grades purchased from some privately run, for profit schools.  The second story, was a first-hand account by a reporter, Jennifer Yang,  who posed as a summer student at a school alleged to be handing out credits and grades for a fee. The third story provided comments from students who admitted benefitting from what was essentially a black market for high school grades.

Marta Iwanek. one of the Ryerson students who helped with the series, and her teammates reflect on how the story developed, what they learned from pursuing it, and offer advice to other students interested in investigative reporting. 

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