JRN 401 Week 1 – Jan. 12
WEEK 1: January 12
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- Student Questionnaires
Course Description: JRN 401 Advanced Print Journalism course description: This fourth-semester course focuses on specialized reporting of news and current affairs, and writing of opinion pieces and editorials. Students are expected to bring an analytical approach to the course following the internship experience, monitor major print media coverage of particular issues, and research and investigate publishable stories independently.
- Review course outline and assignments
- JRN-401-Syllabus-for-Winter-2016-revised with editing time Jan 14
- JRN 401 Syllabus for Winter 2016 – sent to Shelley for printing (revised – see Jan. 14 version)
- Add peer editing assignment during class and adjust dates…
- Review and discuss: “Making News Personal: Covering Human Rights, Education, Health and other Social Issues” by David Tuller. International Centre for Journalists. Available at http://www.icfj.org/sites/default/files/Social_Issues.pdf or click here JRN 401 Making News Personal Covering Social Issues Note: This is a great review of all of your skills and processes and should be particularly interesting in light of your recent internship experience.
- Reporting on Health Issues
In fall, 2013 Trudy Lieberman, past president of the Association of Health Care Journalists in the U.S., visited four Canadian Cities as a Fulbright Scholar and guest of EvidenceNetwork.ca. In this talk, co-hosted with the George & Fay Yee Centre For Healthcare Innovation (www.chimb.ca), Trudy discusses key tools for researchers communicating their work to the public.
Mental Health – the following two videos feature Lyndon Macintyre (1:41) and Andre Picard, G&M; Karen Pauls, CBC News and Michael Kirby, Parters for Mental Health (4:29)
“Embracing Voices in the Head,” produced by Duncan McCue, CBC News, Dec. 16, 2015
Assignment for next class:
- SPJ Case Studies – Each student will select one case (see options at http://www.spj.org/ecs14.asp – each student should take a different case study) and be prepared to present it in our next class and discuss which ethical standards it raises (see SPJ and CAJ code of ethics) and be prepared to discuss how the ethical questions are resolved.
Reading assignment for next class:
- Complete the self-directed course On the Beat: Covering Education. Poynter. News University. https://www.newsu.org/courses/beat-covering-education. Note: this assignment should take about an hour to complete.
- Review “Speak Up, Speak Out: A Toolkit for Reporting on Human Rights Issues” available at http://www.internews.org/sites/default/files/resources/Internews_SpeakUpSpeakOut_Full.pdf or click here JRN 401 Internews_SpeakUpSpeakOut_Full pp. 121-130
- Review Mindset: Reporting on Mental Health, available at https://sites.google.com/a/journalismforum.ca/mindset-mediaguide-ca/mindset-media-guide-eng or click here JRN 401 Mindset Reporting on Mental Health
- Society for Professional Journalists Code of Ethics (revised 2014). Available at http://www.spj.org/pdf/spj-code-of-ethics-draft-final-2014sep6.pdf
- Canadian Association of Journalists Ethics Guidelines, 2011. JRN CAJ Ethics-Guidelines
- Use these two codes to evaluate the following case studies JRN 401 Ethics Case Studies
CPAC Digital Archive http://www.cpac.ca/en/digital-archives/