JRN311 - Live Remote Reporting

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Subject Title
Live Remote Reporting

Subject Description

Students explore the skills necessary to report on breaking news and live events (on location). They learn how to react quickly and gather the necessary information to report on events as they unfold in the 24-hour news cycle. They practice using their environment as part of their reporting. Emphasis is placed on accuracy, fairness and finding the human elements to a story. Students report on various platforms using the latest technology.

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

  1. Report on breaking news and event lives (on location) telling the story in a concise, coherent and engaging manner utilizing your surroundings
  2. Conduct live debriefs with anchors in studio, telling the story without a prompter
  3. Report live, in a manner appropriate to the medium, on social media platforms such as Periscope, Facebook and Instagram
  4. Conduct live on location 1-on-1 interviews, asking pertinent questions and asking follow-up questions where applicable
  5. Cover news conferences, asking pertinent questions and summarizing the essential information the viewer needs to understand the story
  6. Disseminate important information and report using that information

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.

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.