JRN241 - The Writing Workshop - Specialized Formats

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Subject Title
The Writing Workshop - Specialized Formats

Subject Description

Students build on the writing skills they developed in semester one of The Writing Workshop - Mechanics. Students learn to develop stories and write for multiple formats including TV, radio, digital (online, mobile / social media). Students write with focus, length, story construction and tone in mind while writing for news, sports, entertainment or commentary for TV, radio and digital content.

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

  1. Better understand their own digital footprint—truths and consequences of having a strong social media presence
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in producing/writing for multiple formats
  3. Execute copy editing techniques to ensure a polished story
  4. Discern the appropriate writing style for the medium and the format
  5. Make the Pitch— bring your story ideas that target a specific audience
  6. Discuss news judgement as it relates to story selection and development
  7. Demonstrate comprehension and analysis of the story
  8. Actively critique news stories in all platforms
  9. Write stories with added multimedia assets such as soundbites, video clips, TOVs (text on video), photos, GIFs, design elements, social media elements
  10. Work as a team to provide multiple layers/perspectives to topical news stories

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.

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

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Academic Integrity
Seneca upholds a learning community that values academic integrity, honesty, fairness, trust, respect, responsibility and courage. These values enhance Seneca's commitment to deliver high-quality education and teaching excellence, while supporting a positive learning environment. Ensure that you are aware of Seneca's Academic Integrity Policy which can be found at: http://www.senecacollege.ca/about/policies/academic-integrity-policy.html Review section 2 of the policy for details regarding approaches to supporting integrity. Section 2.3 and Appendix B of the policy describe various sanctions that can be applied, if there is suspected academic misconduct (e.g., contract cheating, cheating, falsification, impersonation or plagiarism).

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.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

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.