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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

$417.17 - $424.18 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Winter 2019

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2019 term.

CRN 82437

Tue Jan 08 - Tue Mar 26 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 08 - Mar 26 Tue 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SE10 Rm. 102

Instructor

Julia Foy

Course Outline

Cost

$417.17

Notes

  1. Good written and spoken English is required for this course. ***This course can be completed in class or ONLINE by distance. For more information, contact JFoy@bcit.ca 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.

This course offering is in progress and full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

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Spring/Summer 2019

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2019 term.

CRN 20388

Tue Apr 09 - Tue May 21 7 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 09 Tue 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SE10 Rm. 102
Apr 09 - May 21 Online
Apr 30 Tue 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SE10 Rm. 102
May 14 Tue 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SE10 Rm. 102

Instructor

Julia Foy

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$424.18

Notes

  1. *Good written and spoken English is required for this course. *This course can be completed ONLINE by distance. *For those able to attend the Burnaby campus, the three in-class dates are April 9, April 30, and May 14 only. The rest of the course is done online. *For more information, contact JFoy@bcit.ca 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. Broadcast and Digital Journalism
    Part-time   Associate Certificate
  2. Broadcast and Media Communications - Broadcast Journalism
    Part-time   Certificate
  3. Broadcast and Media Communications - Radio
    Part-time   Certificate
  4. Citizen Journalism
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Statement of Completion
  5. Radio Arts and Entertainment
    Part-time   Associate Certificate
  6. Sports and Media Reporting
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Statement of Completion
  7. Video Journalist
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Statement of Completion

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