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  • IMAGINE YOURSELF...

    Imagine yourself reporting on the disappearance of the rain forest in British Columbia. Imagine yourself investigating homelessness on the streets of Canadian cities. Imagine yourself exposing corruption in high places. Imagine yourself covering politics at a provincial legislature. With a degree in journalism the possibilities are endless.

    JOURNALISM AT A GLANCE...

    Bachelor’s students spend the first two years of their four-year degree program in pre-journalism, build- ing an eclectic knowledge base and tuning their curiosity. Then, after successfully applying for admission to the School of Journalism, students complete the final two years of the program immersed in the theory and practice of journalism. The School also offers a Master’s op- tion for students who already have a degree in journalism or another discipline.

    A degree in journalism provides practical skills in writing, interview- ing, researching, and storytelling techniques. You will also gain experi- ence in newspaper layout, editing for television, radio and online broad- casts, and photojournalism.

    BACHELOR OF ARTS IN JOURNALISM

    AREAS OF STUDY...

    Students study the history of journalism, media convergence and ownership trends, Aboriginal issues, as well as magazine writing, televi- sion and radio news and docu- mentary production, digital editing, desktop and Internet publishing. You will be encouraged to challenge con- ventional wisdom and develop your own writing style. Students spend one full semester on an internship in a radio, television, newspaper, magazine, or internet newsroom.

    EDUCATION THAT MAKES YOU CURIOUS...

    Students in journalism explore the ethical and legal issues that emerge in daily news and investigative re- porting. You will have an opportunity to broaden your critical thinking

    skills by analyzing the forces of so- cial change and by telling the stories of people who are involved in the making of history. You will chronicle, investigate, research, interview, and write the stories of our time. In addition to general news reporting, you can develop a specialization in areas such as science, health, envi- ronment, politics, arts and culture, education, international media, and social development.

    WHAT OUR GRADS SAY...

    “This J-School offers the best combination of skills training and journalism. It nurtured my love for telling stories and gave me the con- fidence I needed.”

    Jo Lynn Sheane, national television news reporter (BA Journalism,

    1998) “Though it gave me a solid ground- ing in all the basics, the School of Journalism also fostered experimen- tation and creativity. This gave me the confidence and ability not only to freelance different jobs, but also different media. In today’s market, that was invaluable”

    Robert McTavish, documentary writer, independent film producer

    (Bachelor of Journalism 1998)

    “A news sense is really a sense of what is important, what is vital, what has color and life – what people are interested in. That’s journalism.”

    ~Burton Rascoe, American journalist, editor and literary

    critic (1892-1957)

  • THE INCA OPTION

    Interested in covering Aboriginal issues? Con- sider taking the Indian Communication Arts summer school during your qualifying two years of pre-journalism. To learn more, visit: www.fnuniv.ca/programs/programs-dip/inca

    A LOOK AT THE FUTURE...

    Journalism graduates are reporters, edi- tors, researchers, producers, and docu- mentary makers in national and local newsrooms and current affairs teams across the country. On an international level, graduates are practicing journalists in countries such as the United Kingdom, Israel, Uganda and South Africa. Oth- ers are correspondents working out of southern Africa for news agencies such as Reuters, and still others are freelancers submitting their work to Canada’s major daily newspapers. A degree in journalism can also lead to careers in science, en- vironment, the arts, development, policy and research, independent film and docu- mentary production, alternative media and community development.

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    FIND OUT MORE...

    To find out more, visit:

    www.uregina.ca/arts/journalism

    To tour the School and/or meet a counsellor, phone 306.585.4420 or email [email protected]

    Find and follow us at:

    @URJschool

    www.facebook.com/urjschool

    Faculty of Arts, Student Services Classroom Building, Rm 411

    University of Regina Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

    S4S 0A2 (306) 585.4137

    [email protected] www.uregina.ca/arts

    Student Recruitment AH 207

    University of Regina 3737 Wascana Parkway

    Regina, SK S4S 0A2 Toll-free: 1.800.644.4756

    BACHELOR OF ARTS IN JOURNALISM