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JRN 509

Journalism and the Political Arena

This course covers how governments work at the local, provincial and national levels, and how journalists can cover them effectively. The watchdog role of the media, the mechanics of government and the relationship between journalists and politicians are explored. Lectures, guest speakers and visits to Queen's Park, city hall and other relevant political institutions give students a close up look at politics in action. Assignments include hands-on reporting on political issues, class presentations and in-class exercises.
Weekly Contact: Lab: 1 hr. Lecture: 2 hrs.
GPA Weight: 1.00
Course Count: 1.00
Billing Units: 1


(JRN 112 and JRN 124 and JRN 125) or (JRN 270 and JRN 272)




NNS 509

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