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BCST 5035 - Global Storyteller

Broadcast Communications Part-time Studies Course

School of Business + Media

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Course Details

The focus of this course is to help students identify the elements of effective online storytelling using journalistic principles. Students will research stories which reflect the experience of studying in different cultures and learning through the BCIT International Field School model to help develop their news sense. The course will take students through the essentials of how to find a strong, focused news and information-based stories and how to effectively interview to support the focus of their stories. They will also learn how to communicate that story with written and visual elements online. Students will share their reflections on their experience with international learning and storytelling in different cultures through the creation of a travel blog.

Prerequisite(s)

Permission from the International Program Coordinator.

Credits

3.0

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Define and analyze the elements of an effective, focused story using journalistic principles
  • Write captivating headlines for a news website
  • Write a story for an online news website
  • Produce online photos using effective photojournalism
  • Conduct a focused interview
  • Produce a travel blog with personal reflections on the culture of different communities visited
  • In teams, tell news and feature stories visually with online photos and video using a smartphone
  • In teams, produce visual and audio elements reflecting on the educational experience of a field school

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2017

Related Programs

BCST 5035 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Bachelor of Business Administration
    Full-time/Part-time   Bachelor of Business Administration
  2. Video Production and Editing
    Part-time   Associate Certificate

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