Looking for resources to use in the classroom to help you teach the foundations of our craft? Here, Mary McGuire lays out a curated list of tools and resources for teaching the following subjects:

  • Reporting
  • Writing
  • Interviewing
  • Ethics

Updated August 20, 2013

Looking for resources to use in the classroom to help you teach the foundations of our craft? Here, Mary McGuire has curated a list of tools and resources for teaching the following:

Be forward looking. As a recent Poynter study suggests, journalists and educators have always disagreed about the value and scope of journalism education. For real innovation, j-schools should look to other academic disciplines, not just the industry, for guidance, writes Maija Saari, the academic chair for the School of Communications, Media and Design at Centennial College.

And for more teaching resources:

Teaching resources for instructors: Broadcast/visual journalism

Teaching resources for instructors: New Media

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Teaching Reporting

  • A sheet of tips about how to report on anything from The New Yorker’s George Packer
     
  • The Magazine School, a project by Janice Paskey, helps educators highlight outstanding Canadian content by getting the stories behind the stories of Western Magazine Award nominees and winners.

 

Teaching Writing

 

Teaching 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 interviews are outlined in a series of articles published in the American Journalism Review in October 2000.         

 

Teaching Ethics

  • The CBC’s updated guide to its Journalistic Standards and Practices, which covers everything from conflicts of interest, to live reporting, to the use of social media by journalists.

Updated August 20, 2013