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.
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.
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.
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.
Pelletier will use the fellowship to explore data journalism and how it can be taught to students at Concordia University in Montreal.
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.
Journalism schools have long considered internships to be a vital part of the real-world experience that help students land paying media jobs after graduation. But should they stop posting advertisements for work without pay, which could be interpreted as giving tacit support?
In Education Matters, Janice Tibbetts will examine the pressing issues relating to journalism education in Canada.
UBC journalism grad Jimmy Thomson and a close circle of friends launched Worst, a blog about media, entrepreneurship and millennials. They had access to writers, editors, photographers, illustrators, web designers and people with the business savvy to help keep them afloat, so why wait for a job offer?