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    The Bookshelf

    The link below will take you to a page of books recommended for journalism educators, organized by subject — from teaching print, broadcast and online journalism to style guides and handbooks. The list is far from complete and we invite…
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    The one-minute (OK maybe five-minute) editor

    Some advice about how to be a good editor/teacher when you only have a few minutes, from Steve Buttry, the director of Tailored Programs at the American Press Institute.…
  • College programs

    A list of college programs across the country with descriptions of programs offered.…
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    A reflective model for teaching journalism

    This is a conference paper prepared for the first JourNet international conference on Professional Education for the Media that took place in Newcastle, Australia, in 2004. The paper outlines a model that uses critical reflection as a bridge between journalism…
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    Essays on narrative journalism

    The Neiman Narrative Digest is a website established to improve and advance the practice of narrative in journalism by offering useful resources to writers, editors, teachers and students. This page provides links to a series of essays from established writers…
  • Joint programs

    Recently a number of universities have begun working with local community colleges to offer joint or “hybrid” programs. Here is a list with links.…
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    Free online lessons from BBC Training

    The BBC Training department offers a number of interactive lessons online on a range of broadcast issues from using digital video progams to gathering sound for radio. They can all be found at the link below.…
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    John Sawatsky on interviewing

    Some of the best advice about interviewing for journalists comes from Canadian author and journalist, John Sawatsky, who has been giving workshops to journalists in Canada and around the world for years. His guidelines for getting the most out of…
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    Resources for teaching computer-assisted reporting

    CARinCanada is a website where Canadian journalists can learn about computer-assisted reporting in Canada, and get weekly tips to help them use spreadsheets and databases in their reporting. The site is maintained by Fred Vallance-Jones, a reporter at the Hamilton…
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    Notes towards a definition of journalism

    In the opening to his essay on the education of journalists, Canadian journalism educator, G. Stuart Adam writes: “Journalism is made; it doesn’t just happen. So the language we use to see it and teach it must be akin to…