Foundations of Newsgathering

Course Code: JOUR 1000

Academic Year: 2018-2019

This course introduces students to the newsroom and the job of the reporter, emphasizing clean, simple writing based on facts, interviews and research. Throughout the course, Canadian Press (CP) style as well as the elements of grammar and sentence structure are covered. Students cover a public meeting as general assignment reporters and develop their own story to pitch and cover as a final assignment. Additionally, the course examines resources for journalists, including using relevant databases in the library.