Skip to main content

Introduction to Journalism BCST 1170

Broadcast Communications Part-time Studies Course

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.


  • No prerequisites are required for this course.





Course offerings

Fall 2022

Below is one offering of BCST 1170 for the Fall 2022 term.

CRN 30709


Tue Sep 13 - Tue Nov 29 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 30709
  • $425.67
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 13 - Nov 29 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 Online

Julia Foy

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.



Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. Solid written and spoken English language skills are required. You will be expected to attend online during the posted class meeting times as this is not a self-paced course. For more information, you may contact the instructor: If seats remain, registration is permitted after the course start date up to September 26th by calling 604-434-1610.

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

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

Introduction to Journalism (BCST 1170) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Broadcast and Digital Journalism
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  2. Radio Arts and Entertainment
    Associate Certificate Part-time


Interested in being notified about future offerings of Introduction to Journalism (BCST 1170)? If so, fill out the information below and we'll notify you by email when courses for each new term are displayed here.

  • Privacy Notice: The information you provide will be used to respond your request for BCIT course information and is collected under Section 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA). For more information about BCIT’s privacy practices contact: Associate Director, Privacy, Information Access & Policy Management, British Columbia Institute of Technology, 3700 Willingdon Ave. Burnaby, BC V5A 3H2, email: