JRN201 - Journalism in Public Life

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Subject Title
Journalism in Public Life

Subject Description
Students explore the role of a journalist in society. They enhance their knowledge of Canadian history and politics, world events and economics to better understand and report on current issues that include Indigenous peoples, gender bias, environmental, diversity and health concerns. Students analyze the importance of context in journalism. Current events are discussed and explored with a view to understanding how they should be covered with a critically minded and fully informed approach.

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

  • Understand Canadian history and the Canadian political system
  • Understand the practice of Canadian journalism
  • Apply the fundamental ethical & legal framework of Canadian journalism
  • Develop their listening & note taking skills
  • Develop their research, writing, public presentation and team work skills

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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