JRN300 - Introduction to Integrated Newsroom

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Subject Title
Introduction to Integrated Newsroom

Subject Description
In this course students work together in an integrated news environment, preparing stories for multiple platforms. They line up, research and produce TV and radio newscasts and provide digital content (online and social media).  By rotating through the different roles and responsibilities, students develop the teamwork and leadership skills needed in an integrated newsroom. They produce and present original content and further develop their on-camera and editorial skills. Various critiquing techniques are used to improve self and others.

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

1. Apply objective writing, editing and other creative production skills to a variety of journalistic activities and platforms
2. Report, in a way appropriate to the medium, a wide range of same-day stories in an accurate, detailed, balanced and fair manner
3. Perform live hits with anchor debriefs into live shows, telling a story straight to camera without or with limited visual aid
4. Prepare broadcasting (television, radio) and digital content (online and social media) to deadline
5. Develop a variety of writing styles (news, entertainment, sports, weather, etc.) for all platforms
6. Function as part of an integrated newsroom team
7. Apply a broad knowledge of current events 
8. Line up content in thoughtful way, taking into consideration platform and audience
9. Conduct interviews effectively and assess information for truth and accuracy

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.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

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

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
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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.