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, print 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.
This course helps students build on the skills gained in Reporting I. Students handle a variety of assignments and are exposed to a wide variety of reporting tools. The focus continues to be on gathering material (interviewing, document research, note taking, originating story ideas, and individual record-keeping and suggesting story ideas) and presenting the material in a news style appropriate for the mass media.