JRN412 - Specialization - Sports and Entertainment Journalism

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Subject Title
Specialization - Sports and Entertainment Journalism

Subject Description
In this course students develop advanced skills in a sports and entertainment format. They work together to produce timely content for TV and social media by rotating through various roles. Emphasis is placed on performance, original writing and content production. Students learn how to write and perform advanced highlight packs, voice overs with direct joins to sound-ups and round-table discussions with anchor / reporter debriefs. They learn advanced adlibbing and entry level play-by-play skills. This is a portfolio development course.

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

1. Pitch and produce content for sports and entertainment platforms.
2. Tailor writing style to effectively communicate stories with an emphasis on story-telling, highlight packs and writing to pictures.
3. Further develop on-air performance skills, as well as control room and in-studio functions.
4. Perform live hits, live interviews, ad-libbing and play by play.
5. Hold newsroom meetings to establish top stories, unique angles and most effective storytelling tactics.

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Discrimination/Harassment
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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.