First-year curriculum

FIRST SEMESTER

JOPB1005 Announcing Techniques

Good vocal presentation and style define a great broadcaster. In this course, the emphasis is on clarity in speaking through correct articulation and pronunciation. The focus is on proper techniques to maintain voice quality, power and effectiveness.

JOPB1006 Audio Media Production

Delivering stories with sound requires specialized skills. Students use the radio newsroom text and audio production software to create stories and newscasts, including techniques for field recording and non-linear editing.

JOPB1004 Digital Storytelling Toolbox

The tools reporters use are evolving. Students learn web design fundamentals, which include the incorporation of audio and video elements, interactives, and audience engagement strategies.

JOPB1000 Introduction to Reporting

At the heart of every good story is solid reporting. In this course, students focus on the fundamentals of newsgathering to develop their reporting skills.

JOPB1012 Introduction to the Newsroom

Audiences consume news in increasingly varied ways. Students are introduced to how a multi-platform newsroom produces content to meet ever-changing demands. Students learn about everything from traditional delivery to mobile-focused newsgathering and presentation.

MEDI1023 The Working Journalist

Journalists need to possess a wide range of general knowledge. In The Working Journalist, students learn the fundamentals of municipal, provincial and federal governance; policing and the legal system; Ontario’s educational and health-care systems; important community institutions and organizations; and business and industry. They are introduced to key ethical issues in journalism that will help to inform their judgment.

COMM1040 Writer’s Craft

The use of proper writing mechanics is a critical element in journalism. This course teaches students how to use online grammar tools, and how to edit and polish their writing mechanics – spelling, grammar and punctuation.

WRIT1009 Writing Fundamentals for Journalists 1

Journalists are storytellers. In this course, students begin learning how to write stories that engage and inform, with an emphasis on style and structure.

SECOND SEMESTER

JOPB1007 Introduction to Reporting 2

Part two of a two-semester course continued from Semester One – Introduction to Reporting. In this course, students continue to focus on the fundamentals of newsgathering to develop their reporting skills.

JOPB1008 Introduction to the Newsroom 2

Audiences consume news in increasingly varied ways. This course is an introduction to how a multi-platform newsroom produces content to meet ever-changing demands. Students experience everything from traditional delivery to mobile-focused newsgathering and presentation.

JOPB1009 News Photography

Pictures are powerful tools. Students learn the fundamentals of photography techniques for journalists. Images can be gathered on a smartphone or a professional camera.

MEDI1024 The Working Journalist 2

This course is a continuation of The Working Journalist 1 in which students gain an advanced level of knowledge about the workings of government and other key organizations and institutions. Students also continue the examination of journalism ethics.

JOPB1011 Video Editing

Well-edited video elevates storytelling to a higher level. Students edit video for TV news and online that meets broadcast standards using non–linear editing software.

JOPB1010 Video Media Production

Capturing good video images helps to take the viewer into the story. Students demonstrate the fundamental techniques of shooting video for TV news and the web that meet broadcast standards.

WRIT1014 Writing Fundamentals for Journalists 2

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GNED General Education Elective

General Education Courses

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