To support you and your education, BCIT is adapting applied learning in formats appropriate to the unfolding global situation. All PTS classes are being delivered in an online format unless you are notified otherwise.
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.
*Good written and spoken English is required for this course. *This is not a self-paced course. You will be expected to be available and online on the posted days and times shown on your registration schedule. It is important to have a stable and consistent internet connection to access course content. Course content, type and quality of assignments, and general standards for this online course are the same as classroom courses. To be successful in this online course, plan to spend 7-10 hours per week on your studies, starting Week 1. *For more information, you may contact the instructor JFoy@bcit.ca 604-432-8679
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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
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