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.
$426.27 - $434.28 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.
*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
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A portion of seats are temporarily held for domestic students.
International students: this may impact your ability to register.
12 seats available as of Feb 21, 2020 5:47 pm (PST). Of these 12, 8 are currently reserved for domestic students only. Availability may change at any time.
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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