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  • Objectives
    This program provides students with the professional skills and educational background necessary to work as reporters and editors with daily and community newspapers.
  • Entry requirements
    Graduates from a General or Honours B.A. with majors in areas such as English, Political Science, History, or Canadian Studies may be eligible for advanced standing into the second year of the 2-year Journalism - Print program.
  • Academic Title
    Journalism - Direct Entry Diploma
  • Course description
          Semester 3
        * AVL1102   -   003   -   Photography I

          This course involves instruction in basic photographic skills including photographic theory, equipment and materials, taking digital photographs, printing, and composition. Digital photography is the integral component of this course.

        * ISP1215   -   003   -   Electronic Publishing I

          This course is intended to introduce the student to electronic publishing in the print communication industry. It will focus on the underlying principles of design and the techniques for putting them into action in a Macintosh computer environment.

        * JRN2315   -   003   -   Issues In Contemporary Society II

          This is a continuation of JRN 1115. Students are required to prepare major reports on topics of current interest.

        * JRN2326   -   004   -   Advanced Reporting I

          Prerequisite: JRN 1217 or permission from the Instructor. In this course, students continue to work in practical news and feature reporting assignments of increasing difficulty.

        * JRN2327   -   003   -   Newspaper Design & Production II

          This is a continuation of Newspaper Design and Production I and directly relates to the producing of the lab newspaper, The Shield. This course, however, deals specifically with the production aspect of the publication. The writing for the paper for this semester is handled through JRN 2328 (Journalism Writing).

        * JRN2328   -   005   -   Journalism Writing

          This course deals with the writing of articles for the lab newspaper, The Shield. This includes coming up with story ideas, doing the appropriate research/interviewing, writing, and editing. The articles for this course must be of publishable quality.

        * LAW1060   -   003   -   Communications Law

          The course deals with Canadian law as it concerns mass media. Specific topics include civil and criminal libel, and contempt of court, obscenity, censorship, copyright, privacy, secrecy, laws of regulatory bodies such as the CRT and advertising groups, and constitutional provisions for freedom of expression.

          Semester 4

        * JRN2421   -   006   -   Field Placement

          This course is designed to introduce the student to the realities of the workplace through six weeks of practical training with a participating placement employer.

        * JRN2430   -   004   -   Advanced Reporting II

          Prerequisite: JRN 2326 This is a continuation of JRN 2324. Students occupy the senior journalistic and production roles for all areas of the production of the campus newspaper, The Shield.

        * JRN2424   -   005   -   Newspaper Design & Production III

          Prerequisite: JRN 2324

        * AVL1206   -   002   -   Journalism Photography II

          Prerequisite: AVL 1102 A continuation of AVL 1102, students will key in on taking news photographs suitable for use in print publications. The ethics of news photography, especially in light of the new technology available to photographers, will also be discussed.

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