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BCST 1170 - Introduction to Journalism

Broadcast Communications Part-time Studies Course

School of Business

Course Details

This course provides a broad overview of journalism with a focus on news programming in the electronic media. Students examine how radio, television, and online news stories are covered, written and produced. There is much hands-on learning, including exercises in news writing, announcing and reporting. This fast-paced course also explores interview styles, media law, editorial writing, and on- camera performance.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$394.96

Fall 2016

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2016 term.

CRN 30709

Tue Sep 13 - Tue Nov 29 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 13 - Nov 29 Tue 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SE10 Rm. 234

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD

Cost

$394.96

Notes

  1. Good written and spoken English is required for this course. ***This course can also be completed ONLINE by distance. For more information, contact JFoy@bcit.ca or 604-432-8679.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Describe how news gathering occurs
  • Define different work positions and functions in a newsroom
  • Recall critical current events from the news
  • Demonstrate basic news writing skills
  • Use basic announcing skills in a performance environment
  • Carry out essential interview skills for the media
  • Discuss how news stories are edited for visual media
  • Identify important aspects of media law

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2014

Related Programs

BCST 1170 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business

  1. Advanced Website Storytelling
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Statement of Completion
  2. Broadcast and Media Communications - Broadcast Journalism
    Part-time   Certificate
  3. Broadcast and Media Communications - Radio
    Part-time   Certificate

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