The School is considering charging its new students an additional $5,000 over and above their tuition, similar to those charged by other professional programs in law, business and medicine.
In a letter to incoming students, the dean, Neil Henry, says the fee is necessary to offset university budget cuts.
"We are proposing this because budget cuts to the University of California have hurt our ability to provide the best program possible and keep pace with technological advances that are transforming our craft and industry."
by Peter Johansen and Mary McGuire
Applications to Ontario's degree programs in Journalism are down compared to this time last year, according to data released last month by the Ontario Universities’ Application Centre in Guelph. The number of confirmed admissions is also slightly down across the four schools that are part of the OUAC program grouping for Journalism.
When preparing to teach a journalism course, especially for the first time, it's always helpful to find out what other j-educators do who teach the same kind of course.
Now Poynter's News University has established a Syllabus Exchange, a database of course syllabi, assignments, exercises and other teaching materials that can be shared.
You earn points for sharing your materials and can use those points to download materials from others who have agreed to share.
It's a video journalist's dream to be nominated for an Emmy. Now, it's a dream come true for a group of students studying to be journalists at the University of British Columbia.
Ten students studying international reporting have been nominated for two Emmy Awards for a documentary which tracked electronic waste around the globe called Ghana: Digital Dumping Ground. It aired last year on the PBS documentary series Frontline/World. Now it has been nominated in two categories: Outstanding Investigative Journalism and Outstanding Research.
The professor, Peter Klein, is a former producer for CBS's 60 Minutes. The course for which the students produced the documentary was funded by a $1 million gift from Mindset Social Innovation Foundation.
Yahoo has decided it's time for an alternative to traditional style guides when it comes to text written for the Web. In July, 2010, it will launch The Yahoo! Style Guide: The Ultimate Sourcebook for Writing, Editing, and Creating Content for the Digital World. Like the CP Style Guide, it will be a guide to grammar, punctuation and style for online writers and editors. But the Yahoo guide suggests some different spellings. For example, it says email should not include a hyphen and smartphone should be one word.
It will be more than just a style guide, too. It will include advice about adapting written material for an online audience, making the text more accessible to search engines and writing strong headlines. It plans to release a print version of the guide, as well as versions for Kindle and the Ipad.
Will Canadian journalism educators teaching online journalism consider using this?
edited by MARY McGUIRE
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 in Canada. Mary McGuire is a former reporter and producer for CBC Radio News on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. She currently teaches journalism at Carleton University.
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