Laurier Brantford’s journalism school is hiring for two teaching positions for its 2012-2013 academic year, and Bruce Gillespie, an instructor at the school, gave some insight into what they’re looking for in each of the positions over on his blog:

 

Laurier Brantford’s journalism school is hiring for two teaching positions for its 2012-2013 academic year, and Bruce Gillespie, an instructor at the school, gave some insight into what they’re looking for in candidates for each of the positions over on his blog:

Course: Technical Skills: New Media Journalism

Gillespie: “Ideally, we’re looking for someone who’s passionate about online journalism and can teach students about reporting with all of the digital tools used in newsrooms today, from social media like FacebookTwitter and Storify, to real-time blogging tools like Scribble and publishing tools like Scribd. It’s not just about the tools, though: we also need someone to teach students how to decide how best to use the available apps and tools in a way that’s useful and meaningful for readers and viewers.”

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Course: Journalism and Social Change

Gillespie: “This course is meant to look at the relationship between journalism and democracy and in particular how journalism can be an agent of social change. Ideally, it will look at public journalism and activist journalism movements and give students a chance at producing this kind of work themselves.”

The deadline for both postings is July 17.