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PEI Occupational Health and Safety

An overview of the Occupational Health and Safety Act of Prince Edward Island. Students examine the legislation, how PEI employees are protected while on the job and the responsibilities of employees and employers.

Hours: 0
Course Code: SAFE-1005

Ethics and the Media

Discover the fundamental building blocks and processes of applying ethical standards and frameworks required for news reporting. Develop problem-solving techniques applied to the various ethical issues reporters can expect to face in their work.

Hours: 45
Course Code: JRNL-1000

Basic Newswriting

Learn the importance of accuracy, spelling and grammar, style, note-taking, quotes and paraphrasing, and writing in a clear and concise manner. Develop the ability to write a news story which includes the lead, (first paragraph), often the most difficult part of the story to write, to the support paragraphs that follow. Discover the elements of presenting information used to maintain reader interest.

Hours: 45
Course Code: JRNL-1010

Critical Thinking 1: Issues in Journalism

Explore issues, influences and techniques used by those who attempt to manipulate the media. Develop an understanding of the analytical and problem solving techniques used by journalists to investigate stories.

Hours: 45
Course Code: JRNL-1015

Politics and the Media

Develop an understanding of the concepts and principles that govern the relationship between the media and various levels of government. Learn how our lives are intimately influenced by politics while enhancing the ability to analyze and report on how the political system works.

Hours: 45
Course Code: JRNL-1020

Advanced Storytelling 1

Develop an understanding of advanced storytelling techniques used in newswriting. Present the 5Ws and various structures designed to make stories more engaging to readers. Bring a story to life by finding and writing about people who are directly involved in a story and people who will feel the consequences of an action, event or situation.

Hours: 45
Course Code: JRNL-1025

Digital Photography and Layout

Discover the impact of photographs as a story telling device. Learn the foundational elements of newspaper layout and design. Examine photographs suitable to accompany a variety of stories and learn the importance of organization and flow within the layout of the story.

Hours: 45
Course Code: JRNL-1035

The Reporting Workshop I

Learn the building blocks and processes of news reporting and presentation, concentrating on the basic elements, variables and principles of news gathering. Explore problem-solving techniques as applied to various technical skills. Discover the professional standards, routines and demands of a news-gathering organization.

Hours: 90
Course Code: JRNL-1040

Reporting Fundamentals 1

Enhance the impact of photographs as a story telling device. Explore elements of newspaper layout and design including the use of graphics and editing techniques. Examine photographs suitable to accompany a variety of stories and learn the importance of organization and flow within the layout of the story. Learn to develop viabile story proposals and the interview skills required to gather information for a news story.

Hours: 45
Course Code: JRNL-1055

Critical Thinking 2: Science and the Media

Explore the concepts and principles that govern the relationship between science and the media. Develop analytical and problem solving techniques used by journalists to prepare them to understand and report on science news stories.

Hours: 45
Course Code: JRNL-1090

Law and the Media

Develop an understanding of the legal concepts and principles that govern the relationship between the media, the courts and the public. Learn the mechanics of the Canadian legal system and how our lives are intimately influenced by the law.

Hours: 45
Course Code: JRNL-2060

Critical Thinking 3: Manipulation and the Media

Develop an understanding of the relationship between the media, interest groups and the public. Discover how our lives are intimately influenced by manipuation of messages designed to reach the public. Learn how to anticipate and avoid many of the common tactics used by interest groups seeking to manipulate the media.

Hours: 45
Course Code: JRNL-2080

The Reporting Workshop 2

Learn advanced techniques and processes for news reporting and presentation, concentrating on the various elements, variables and principles of news gathering. Utilize problem-solving techniques and apply various technical skills while complying with professional standards, routines and demands of a news-gathering organization.

Hours: 90
Course Code: JRNL-2100

Reporting Fundamentals 2

Hours: 0
Course Code: JRNL-2120

Feature Writing

Utilize story structures to show people doing things, to let subjects speak and to allow action and dialogue anecdotes to carry the piece. Bring a story to life by learning to find and write about people who are directly involved in a story and about people who will feel the consequences of an action, event or situation.

Hours: 75
Course Code: JRNL-2140

Advanced Storytelling 2

Develop advanced storytelling techniques used in newswriting. Utilize the 5Ws and various structures designed to make stories more engaging to readers. Bring a story to life by finding and writing about people who are directly involved in a story and people who will feel the consequences of an action, event or situation.

Hours: 90
Course Code: JRNL-2155

Beat Reporting

Journalists may limit their coverage of news and events to one specialty area, or beat. Explore various beats from diverse areas of inquiry. Examine issues and news events from these areas and become familiar with the jargon. Cultivate sources, cover events and write stories to develop an understanding of beats.

Hours: 75
Course Code: JRNL-2160

Broadcast Storytelling

Build on journalism skills of researching, reporting and interviewing and apply them to video and audio presentation. Develop planning, storyboarding, writing and presentation skills while enhancing technical ability by using multimedia equipment and software.

Hours: 75
Course Code: JRNL-2170

Advanced Broadcast Storytelling

Through project-based application learn the building blocks and processes of broadcast reporting and presentation, concentrating specifically on the basic elements, variables and principles of news gathering. Practice applying professional standards and adhering to the routines and demands of a news-gathering organization.

Hours: 75
Course Code: JRNL-2185

Journalism Practicum1

Enhance the impact of photographs as a story telling device. Explore elements of newspaper layout and design including the use of graphics and editing techniques. Examine photographs suitable to accompany a variety of stories and learn the importance of organization and flow within the layout of the story. Learn to develop viabile story proposals and the interview skills required to gather information for a news story.

Hours: 120
Course Code: PRAC-1055

Journalism Practicum 2

The practicum provides an opportunity for students to demonstrate and build on the skills acquired during formal instruction. Students are exposed to the professional standards, routines and demands of an organization and are expected to add value through the application of their skills and abilities. Students will be expected to assume the duties normally expected of an entry-level person in a similar position with appropriate supervision.

Hours: 120
Course Code: PRAC-2135