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Introduction to Journalism
Students are introduced to foundational journalism knowledge, issues and skills. Lecture topics include news judgement, professional identity, interviewing and research techniques, sourcing and story composition. Labs focus on the core skills of text-based reporting, including: lead writing; providing verified and relevant information; integrating quotes and adhering to the Canadian Press Style Guide. Students identify, describe, distinguish and critique examples of journalism on various platforms.
Weekly Contact: Lab: 4 hrs. Lecture: 2 hrs.
GPA Weight: 1.00
Course Count: 1.00
Billing Units: 2
Mentioned in the Following Calendar Pages
*List may not include courses that are on a common table shared between programs.
- JRN 104 - Approaches and Techniques for Journalists
- JRN 105 - Multimedia News Reporting
- JRN 344 - Making a Difference: How Journ. Matters
- JRN 400 - Critical Issues in Journalism
- JRN 401 - History of Journalism
- JRN 402 - Theory in Journalism and Mass Communications
- JRN 404 - Journalism's Best
- JRN 406 - Age of Spin: Journalism and PR
- JRN 412 - Documentary Survey
- JRN 508 - Literary Journalism
- JRN 525 - News Media and The Gig Economy
- NNS 101 - Introduction to News Studies
- NNS 204 - Discovering Data Storytelling
- NNS 401 - History of Journalism
- NNS 419 - Journalism in Comedy