JRN400 - Advanced Integrated Newsroom

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Subject Title
Advanced Integrated Newsroom

Subject Description
Students develop enhanced multi-platform skills as they work in a news/current affairs format, producing timely content for online platforms as well as hourly TV and radio newscasts. They rotate through various roles two days per week in the integrated newsroom where self and peer analysis is incorporated for personal growth. Emphasis is on demo performances to ensure students are industry ready. Students also develop material for their online portfolios which include innovative storytelling techniques that align with current best practices.

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

  1. Pitch and produce original content for all platforms and meet strict deadlines
  2. Tailor writing style to effectively communicate stories according to the topic, platform and audience
  3. Further develop on-air performance skills, as well as many control room/in-studio functions
  4. Perform live hits, live interviews and ad lib while assessing information for truth, accuracy, and completeness
  5. Hold newsroom deliberations to determine top stories, unique angles and effective storytelling tactics best suited for all platforms and examine and evaluate in post discussions

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.