Journalism - Broadcast

Courses

Journalism - Broadcast-2022/2023

Level 1
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
WRIT-1037Reason & Writing 1-Contemporary Media3
This course will introduce contemporary media students to essential principles of reading, writing, and reasoning at the postsecondary level. Students will identify, summarize, analyze, and evaluate multiple short readings and write persuasive response essays to develop their vocabulary, comprehension, grammar, and critical thinking.
BRJR-1014News/Sports/Voice On-Air3
An introduction to news/sports announcing and lineup skills. Attention will be paid to use of audio, story selection in news and sportscasts as well as play by play sports broadcast. On air performance is stressed using voice development techniques. Professor will identify strengths and weaknesses and assign exercises for correction or improvement.
BRJR-1015Interview/Research/Feature Reporting3
This course is designed to assist the student in the methods and skills of gathering news for newscasts and production of radio documentaries. The course examines the definition of news with emphasis on research, writing and creative presentation. The craft of interviewing will be studied to provide the students with an ability to ask proper questions according to industry standards.
BRJR-1016Newsroom Operations/Audio Production3
Students will be instructed in the use of basic news production equipment enabling them to perform day to day duties of a news reporter, newscaster, news producer and news editor. Students will also learn policies and procedures of a working newsroom and be introduced to methods of following current events.
BRJR-1032Broadcast Newswriting2
An introduction to broadcast news writing with attention paid to storytelling with objectivity, balance, simplicity and brevity. Students write stories based on news value, with attention paid to content, simple language, the 5 W's (Who, What, Where, When and Why) and writing in the active form.
ECON-1004Canadian Economy3
This course is designed to provide students with a broad overview of the operation of the Canadian economy. Basic economic theories will be studied and then used to examine current economic issues that students will be reporting on.
POLI-1015Canadian Politics 13
This course will introduce students to the ideas and concepts that are crucial to understanding politics. Students will learn to employ the correct terminology and identify the key players in their coverage of the Canadian political scene.

Level 2
Gen Ed - Take a 3 credit General Education elective course
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
COMM-3075Communications for Media3
This course, designed for students who plan to work in the field of media, focuses on professional written and verbal communication skills. Students learn to prepare a variety of work-related documents. In addition, students learn about research methods and documentation formats. The principles of effective writing - organization, grammar, style, clarity, and tone - are reinforced throughout the course. The goal of the course is to prepare students for the communication tasks and considerations they will encounter in the media workplace in order to meet the needs of employers and/or the communities they will serve.
BRJR-1036News/News Beat/Journalism Law4
This course is designed to provide the Broadcast Journalism student with knowledge of the various newsbeats and the methods employed by a reporter assigned to one of the newsbeats. We will also discuss the specific of beat reporting including how the various news 'beats' differ, the role of the reporter and the assignment editor, municipal government, police, fire and emergency services, covering organized labour, reporting on the courts, covering the senior levels of politics, medical and science reporting, education, business, entertainment. This course has also been designed to give the Broadcast Journalism student an opportunity to continue developing and improving his/her voice for on-air presentation. This course will also stress the on-going development of news/sports/weather announcing skills and techniques. We will discuss new techniques such as writing your own material, criteria for selecting a story line-up, including demographical information, the use of tape, both locally produced and CanadianPress audio. This course also covers aspects of law relating directly to the needs of journalists including an analysis of the Canadian Legal System, laws relating to libel, contempt of court, journalists privilege, freedom of the media, freedom of information and law surrounding the election act.
BRJR-1019Newsroom Operations/Audio Production3
Students are instructed in the use of advanced level news audio production equipment and techniques to enable them to perform day-to-day duties of a News reporter/Newscaster/Documentary producer. Student will also learn how to keep a daily log of duties for future use. Students will also work as a team member on a half hour news program. Course also includes a current events component as well as a guest speaker series to connect the student with important industry partners. Student will be familiar with the equipment used by the broadcast journalist in the field and in the newsroom through hands on application.
BRJR-3016Interview/Feature Reporting2
The course advances the craft of interviewing, storytelling and creative use of sound in the production of audio documentaries, newscasts and news stories. Students are introduced to industry standards in all aspects of news and current affairs programming.
BRJR-2002Broadcast Newswriting2
Advanced introduction to writing news stories in broadcast style, and learning to write website articles. Focus is on headlines, story content, fairness, clarity and creativity, correct facts, grammar and CP Style. Students are required to recognize stories with news value and produce them for CFRL and CIXX-FM on-air and online.
BRJR-1037Multi-Media Journalism3
An introduction to mobile journalism and the practical skills to capture high quality video, images and audio for multiplatform storytelling. The student also develops their professional online profile, and learns to use social media effectively and responsibly as a journalistic tool.

Level 3
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
BRJR-3006News/Sports/Weather On-Air5.4
This course will enable the Broadcast Journalism student to apply the theoretical knowledge gained in other Broadcast Journalism courses to a working broadcast newsroom and Broadcast stations as an on-air newscaster/sportscaster or weather presenter, leading to job skills judged employable.
BRJR-3007Broadcast News Reporting5.4
Students gain practical experience as journalists working in the 106.9 CIXX-FM newsroom. As reporters, they cover the community and produce media rich news stories daily for broadcast, the website and sharing on social media.
BRJR-3008Newsroom Operations5.4
This course will enable the Broadcast Journalism student to apply the theoretical knowledge gained in other Broadcast Journalism courses to a working broadcast newsroom as newscaster, reporter, sportscaster and reporter leading to job skills judged employable.
BRJR-3022Multi-Media Journalism 25.4
This course teaches students to write/produce stories for the web (including video/photos), as well as radio documentaries and expanded news programs. This course is team taught. Students produce news stories for www1069thex.ca including text, photos and video. Students will be able to tell stories across a number of media platforms. Students are also part of a team producing midday and weekend programming. Students will be selected on a rotating basis to anchor midday current affairs show as part of the noon newscast.
BRJR-3010Broadcast Newswriting4.4
Students continue learning broadcast newswriting techniques with an emphasis on individual needs. Attention is paid to storytelling with objectivity, balance, simplicity the 5 W's, active language and clarity. Students are required to produce stories for broadcast on 106.9, The 'X' /Stellar Internet Radio/Video and websites. Continued emphasis will be placed on active writing for broadcast, proper grammar, and taking further steps towards an industry standard in newswriting.

Level 4
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
BRJR-3017News/Sports/Weather On-Air3.6
This course will enable the Broadcast Journalism student to apply the theoretical knowledge gained in other Broadcast Journalism courses to a working broadcast newsroom and Broadcast stations as an on-air newscaster/sportscaster or weather presenter, leading to job skills judged employable.
BRJR-3018Broadcast News Reporting3.6
This course advances the practical reporting experience of a Broadcast Journalism student in a working newsroom to meet deadlines and create content for use on-air and online, leading to job skills judged employable.
BRJR-3019Newsroom Operations4.8
This course will enable the Broadcast Journalism student to apply the theoretical knowledge gained in other Broadcast Journalism courses to a working broadcast newsroom as a newscaster/reporter/sportscaster/reporter leading to job skills judged employable.
BRJR-5002Multi-Media Journalism 34.2
The course expands professional expectations for producing audio documentaries, hosting current affairs shows, and creating media rich website articles and social posts for CIXX-FM. Students will be multimedia content creators sharing their feature stories across a number of platforms.
BRJR-5001Broadcast News Internship5
A four week internship consisting of 120-150 hours of work in a media outlet or the opportunity to complete the credit requirements in the CIXX-FM newsroom. Internships take place during the final month of the final term and are done in partnership with the news organization, student and supervising professor(s).
BRJR-3021Broadcast Newswriting2.6
Student continues learning broadcast news writing techniques with emphasis on individual needs. Attention is paid to storytelling with objectivity, the five W's, active language and clarity. Students are required to produce stories for broadcast on 106.9, The 'X' and file them to the 'LOCAL'wire as well as a personal archive for evaluation. The student continues to learn how to write news for websites with emphasis on readability, headlines, leading with the latest, attribution, legally safe and correct facts, spelling, grammar, punctuation. These combined skills lead to achieving an industry standard in news writing

Gen Ed - Electives
Take 3 General Education credits -
Normally taken in Level 2

Program Residency
Students Must Complete a Minimum of 23 credits in this
program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
requirement and graduate from this program

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