Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2011/2012
Canadian Excellence

Newsroom I
0.5 Credit

Simulating a working newsroom, students will be organized into a typical news hierarchy of responsibility and rotate through positions including editor, page layout personnel and reporter. This includes determining a general coverage mandate for their team and dividing areas of focus into beats for which they must generate story ideas, cultivate sources, conduct interviews, take supporting photos, and write and edit news stories. Team members will also engage in ongoing critical evaluation of peer performance in meeting their coverage mandate from market and civic indicators.

Additional Course Information
JN201, JN250.