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Opinion: Why journalism schools must teach code—even if every journalist is not wired that way
8 years ago

Opinion: Why journalism schools must teach code—even if every journalist is not wired that way

The modern newsroom will necessarily include developers working side-by-side with journalists, and journalism schools need to adapt to that new reality, writes Canada.com homepage editor William Wolfe-Wylie. Sometimes that will be as a newsroom developer. Frequently, it will not be. Plus, take the poll: Should journalism schools teach coding? 

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The challenges of teaching journalism in Liberia
8 years ago

The challenges of teaching journalism in Liberia

With classes so full that students spill out in the hallways and equipment that’s constantly breaking, teaching journalism in Liberia is not easy, says Janice Neil, who went to the West African country on a Journalists for Human Rights trip. 

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Apply for the E.U-Canada Young Journalist Award

The EU-Canada Young Journalist Award (YJA) was created to recognize outstanding journalistic potential among Canadian students. Since 2001, three students are selected every year to participate in a week-long study tour of various EU institutions and the Canadian Mission to the EU in Brussels. Winners will also have the chance to attend a Midday EU press briefing. Prior to the trip, which is paid for by the European Union, winners will be invited to an awards ceremony in Ottawa on 9 May Europe Day, an event attended by ministers, the diplomatic corps and journalists.

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Exploring new channels for journalism education over Twitter

Talk about using different channels to discuss journalism education. On Dec. 10, PBS' MediaShift hosted a twitter discussion that explored new channels for journalism education. Using the hashtag #edshift, Katy Culver, professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison tweeted out questions from Sue Robinson, also at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Poynter's Al Tompkins.

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Headline writing: how to make things go viral

For decades newspapers have employed journalists whose sole purpose was to write a beautiful headline. But in an increasingly online world, Education Editor Melanie Coulson says what you write is meaningless if it isn’t getting an audience. 

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Ingram: What journalists must do when information is everywhere

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Journalists need to embrace their changing role as a trusted curator and aggregator of news, Mathew Ingram said at a recent event in Ottawa. Education editor Melanie Coulson reports.

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Behind-the-scenes: How UBC journalism students uncovered the roots of global illegal logging
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Behind-the-scenes: How UBC journalism students uncovered the roots of global illegal logging

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Reporting from Russia, Indonesia and Cameroon, UBC journalism students covered the $30-billion global trade in illegal logging. Keith Rozendal explains some of the global journalism practices and perspectives he gained as a student in UBC’s experiential, project-based course.

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Multimedia journalism is like sex in junior high: Garcia

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Education Editor Melanie Coulson reports on media consultant Mario Garcia's recent presentation to staff at the Ottawa Citizen, in which he said the next wave of storytelling should consider platforms from the moment of conception.

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Live blog: Journalism: How It’s Done, Where It’s Headed

New technologies and business practices are transforming the news media and their relationship to our society. With Ryerson's School of Journalism celebrating its 60th anniversary, its alumni will consider the pivotal choices facing both the industry and a journalism school in this all-day panel. 10 a.m. EST.

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Creative problem-solving key to Ryerson’s innovation workshop
9 years ago

Creative problem-solving key to Ryerson’s innovation workshop

Ryerson professor Joyce Smith writes about her innovation workshop at the university's journalism school, and how even if the project fails, a student who experiments can succeed.

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