Week 2 (15/2 AM): Research and data gathering techniques

retro shot of journalists in a newspaper office
Retro newsroom. Photo: pxhere/CC


Ultimately, you’ll develop your own strategies but your ideas and information may be sourced from:

      • Tip-offs from contacts
      • Your intuition and gut feel
      • Press releases
      • Events on the news-cycle
      • Other journalists, etc.

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Week 2 (15/2): Intro to Writing

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  • What does a writer look like? What image do you have when you think of a writer?
  • What sort of person are they?
  • Who here wants to be a writer?
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Week 1 (12/2): Intro to News Conference

Reporters and editors put their heads together. Picture: 13winds/Flickr/CC


Welcome to News Conference

Journalism is a series of team efforts that results in the reader, listener or viewer being alerted, informed or entertained by a story.

“If you take out the team in teamwork, it’s just work. Now who wants that?” ― fantasy and science fiction novelist Matthew Woodring Stover

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Week 1 (10/2): How to Research

Good ideas make great audio. Photo: Jonathan Powell/CC/Flickr


Welcome to Audio and Video Stories 😃

This semester you’ll complete an assessment with two parts:

Part 1: You will research, write, record, and edit an audio feature or podcast
Part 2: You will research, write, video, and edit a video story

For both there are certain criteria you will have to include in order to achieve a satisfactory result.

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