In this class, students will focus on the skills copy editors need to be able to perform the most basic and essential of their tasks: handling stories. Students will edit, on paper and on screen, real stories selected for their potential as well as for their problems.
Students will discover dozens of great journalists including some of the greatest journalists of all time. This course will also improve students’ writing skills, and introduce them to beautiful, classic work.
Business Reporting : JOUR 3542.03
Every journalist who picks up a notebook, camera, tape recorder or clicks on a keyboard should have a working knowledge of how a business functions. Whether it’s a story on a provincial budget, gas price panic or a layoff at the local paper plant journalists are daily called on to analyze and present complex economic situations in simple language to their viewers and readers.
Students will get an overview of the Canadian justice system, the role of precedent, how courts are structured, and the impact of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Awareness and consideration will help us, when working as journalists and facing ethical dilemmas, to make the best decisions. This class is about being aware of ethical issues in journalism, and to giving these issues careful consideration. To appreciate the history and therefore the context of journalism. To realize what journalism can be, as well as what it is.