Conference: The Future of News Design

Tuesday, 27 January 2015 14:34

Join us for the 37th Society for News Design Annual Workshop and Exhibition. SND 2015 will be hosted at the incredible Newseum in downtown Washington, D.C. The opening reception happens at the headquarters of National Geographic.

Space will be limited. Register today!


National Geographic Masters of Photography

Monday, 26 January 2015 11:54

About This Course | 24 lectures | 31 minutes per lecture

Photography is an art. We may all take pictures—now more than ever—but to rise above the level of a snapshot, you need to go beyond shooting and hoping for the best. You need to actually understand what you're doing and anticipate the results.

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Wednesday, 07 January 2015 09:09

Join the Alberta Magazine Publishers Association on Jan. 20, 2015 in Calgary for an afternoon of theoretical and hands on learning for freelance writers and magazine professionals.

Interviewing is both an art and a science. Join veteran broadcaster Jim Brown for an interactive session, Upping Your Interview Game. This seminar will highlight tips and skills on how to listen on your feet and get the most from your interviews to advance the story.

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Israel Program, Tips for Taking Students Abroad, & More Foreign Destinations

Friday, 31 October 2014 09:10

International Reporting in Jerusalem, Israel  

Settled more than 3,000 years ago, Jerusalem is one of the oldest cities in the world and a holy place for three of the world's major religions, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. This meeting place between the East and West is also a major center for reporting on the Middle East, and many international news organizations maintain bureaus here.

Students will learn how to develop sources, conduct interviews and work with an interpreter, and then report on the city around them, publishing their work on a multimedia website. The course will be taught by a team of veteran journalists who have covered the Middle East for years, including longtime NPR Jerusalem correspondent Linda Gradstein and former Christian Science Monitor reporter Ilene Prusher.

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Calling all sports fans! If you like to think, talk about and read about sports, then this is the course for you! Sports, Media & Identity!

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 14:56

This course is offered for 1 time only, in winter 2015. Don't miss your chance! The course instructor is David Taras, co-editor of the forthcoming book, How Canadians Communicate About Sports.


COMM 3797 Special Topics in Journalism: Sports, Media & Identity

Course Description:  This course explores the role that sports plays in the media world, among fans and in the formation of values and identity.  The course will focus on the increasing importance that sport plays in the entertainment culture and in the strategies of media organizations.  Topics will include theoretical and critical approaches to sports, the decreasing participation in amateur sports, the centrality of hockey in Canada, the stresses on athletes, collegiate sports in Canada and the US, fan culture including fantasy leagues, the pressures on sports journalists, as well as debates over tax-payer support for arenas, the role of women, concussions, doping, fighting and the values celebrated in sports.

Course rationale: This seminar style course is designed to prepare students for the new media and cultural worlds in which they will live, work and play.  As sports culture takes on a greater importance in society representing the most watched programs on TV, playing a critical role in the future of cable, creating heroes, myths and social models and becoming a crucial element in defining community and national identities, examining sport also becomes more important.  Students will be expected to become familiar with salient issues that surround media and sports and will be evaluated on their analytical, research and writing skills.     


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