JRN110 - Reporting - Journalism Principles

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Subject Title
Reporting - Journalism Principles

Subject Description

Students explore the fundamentals of focused storytelling. They examine the elements of a news story, and how to research, focus, write and produce a report. Students practice telling stories in an accurate, fair and balanced way. They work to deadlines, develop interview techniques, and apply professional and ethical conduct in the industry. Reflective practice is introduced as a tool to develop an on-camera presence that includes voice and body language in a live situation.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Identify the role of a journalist to inform, interpret, educate and enlighten
  2. Explain the elements needed to maintain accuracy, fairness and balance in a news story
  3. Identify how reporters gather and disseminate information truthfully and accurately in accordance with journalistic principles
  4. Create a story using focused reporting techniques that include voiceovers, sound-ups and interview clips while working to deadline
  5. Analyse on-camera performance in a live and pre-recorded situation
  6. Identify the need for cultural and gender diversity both within the journalism profession and in the production of news reports

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Academic Integrity
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Please visit the Academic Integrity website http://open2.senecac.on.ca/sites/academic-integrity/for-students to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.