16 Jul

Education Matters: Should j-schools teach advocacy journalism?

<p><strong>By Janice Tibbetts</strong></p><p>The rise of “advocacy journalism” seems to be raising the question, both in Canada and the United States, of whether journalism schools should diversify along with the business.</p><p>This debate has been playing out in recent months at Montreal’s Concordia University, where the journalism department in which I teach is considering turning its graduate diploma into a global journalism program that trains students to report for international NGOs.</p>

29 Apr

Why j-schools should foster entrepreneurship

<p><strong>By Julie Ireton</strong></p><p>No one has to tell new and recent journalism school grads it’s a tight job market. Many are going from internships to freelance to contract jobs in an attempt to fulfill a burning desire to stay in journalism. But more often than not, it’s actually waiting tables or bartending that pays the bills.</p><p>These 20-somethings want more—but believe it or not, they don’t necessarily want a mainstream media gig.</p>

27 Mar

When data journalism projects take unexpected turns

<p><img alt="" class="imagecache-large inline-image" src="" title="" /></p><p style="text-align: center;"><em>A graphic that was produced by Carleton University journalism students and CBC</em></p>

24 Mar

6 tips on how to do a great live interview

<p><img alt="" class="imagecache-large inline-image" src="" title="" /></p><p style="text-align: center;"><em>A panel of journalists discuss social media and political reporting in Ottawa. Photo courtesy of Matthew Lee for the Canadian Journalism Foundation</em></p><p><strong>By David Swick</strong></p><p>Onstage was Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Richard Ford. With him: a university professor poorly selected to interview the author.</p>

11 Mar

Why Langara College is teaching its journalism students how to use drones

<p><img alt="" class="imagecache-large inline-image" src=" final_0.JPG" title="" /></p><p style="text-align: center;"><em>Photo courtesy of Langara College journalism student Tyler Hooper</em></p><p><strong>By Ethan Baron</strong></p><p>It swoops, it soars, it hovers, it rips up the sky like a bat out of hell. But best of all, it shoots high-resolution imagery from the air.</p>

10 Mar

What I learned during my Olympics internship at Yahoo

<p><img align="left" alt="" class="imagecache-medium inline-image" hspace="10" src="" title="" /></p><p><strong>By Alex Chippin</strong></p><p>In school, an “A” is a great mark. In the workforce, that’s the standard. Therein lies the greatest difference between the two worlds.</p>

7 Mar

New database of Canadian journalism research

<p><strong>By Angela MacKenzie</strong></p><p>A new <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">public database of Canadian journalism research</a> will make it easier to discover which topics are being explored in journalism schools across the country.</p>

5 Mar

Journalism program on hold another year at uOttawa

<p><strong>By Melanie Coulson, Education Editor</strong></p><p>The University of Ottawa won’t be welcoming a new crop of journalism students through its doors this fall as its program remains under review for a second year.</p><p>The bachelor of arts degree program remains in limbo as the department of communications and the faculty of arts decide what to do next. After a decision has been made, a proposal will be presented to the university senate, Evan Potter, associate professor and head of the program, told J-Source in an email.</p>

6 Feb

Craig Silverman explains how The Verification Handbook closes a gap in social media best practices

<p><img align="left" alt="" class="imagecache-medium inline-image" hspace="10" src=" Handbook.PNG" title="" /></p>

6 Feb

Opinion: Why journalism schools must teach code—even if every journalist is not wired that way

<p><img align="left" alt="" class="imagecache-medium inline-image" hspace="10" src="" title="" /></p><p><strong>By William Wolfe-Wylie</strong></p><p>Two years after beginning this journey, I'm more intimidated by what I don't know than when I started. That's what learning code will do to you.</p>