This course is part of the Journalism – Mass Media second year, fully functioning media outlet, known as a ‘Working Newsroom'. As such this course outline reflects students will spend half their time in a classroom setting and half the time in the ‘Working Newsroom'. The focus of the newsroom is production only on all Chronicle platforms, including online, social media, and Riot Radio. The classroom week focuses on learning and practising new content and techniques, with the goal of employing them in an upcoming newsroom week. Today's journalism graduate requires an immersive learning experience that exposes him or her to the broadest set of technologies and skills on a repetitive basis to move seamlessly into industry. Students taking this course will gain experience in the application of the practical skills in all areas of media production associated with reporting and working in a functioning newsroom, digital and broadcast platforms. The lab is focused on professionally formatting news stories, photos and broadcast content. Students will also utilize social networking sites to share their stories and develop an audience for the journalism program.