JRN310 - Cross Platform Reporting

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Subject Title
Cross Platform Reporting

Subject Description
Students advance their skills in storytelling for all platforms, including social media, the web, radio and television.  They utilize focused storytelling techniques, building on the skills they have acquired in previous semesters and learning how to dig deeper and tell more developed stories for all mediums.

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

  1. Learn how to find story ideas and sources
  2. Apply objective-process writing and editing
  3. Research, gather audio/visuals, and edit material
  4. Understand story structure
  5. Report using Focus Storytelling technique, finding the human element to the story
  6. Cross platform reporting using appropriate style for each
  7. Report in a balanced, fair and accurate manner, covering the important aspects of a story, answering the essential five W’s
  8. Conduct professional interviews, obtaining the essential information necessary to tell the story
  9. Use visuals and audio effectively in telling a story
  10. Understand importance of deadlines in journalism and adhere to them

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.

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.

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.