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The New Master of Journalism Digital, Entrepreneurial, Investigative

Take your journalism skills to the next level

The Future of Journalism

M

odern journalism demands new forms of storytelling, new investigative techniques and even new types of news organizations. The Master of Journalism is for journalists who want to lead the way. The 10-month program was developed in consultation with industry and independent journalists in Canada and abroad. Whether you choose the hard-news Investigative stream, or the more entrepreneurial New Ventures route, your year will be both exciting and challenging. The program is only open to students with a strong foundation in journalism skills and practice. The MJ program begins in June and runs on campus until December, with core courses in practice and theory and specialty courses for each stream. In the new year, you begin a professional project in the field, working under the guidance of a skilled mentor supplemented with faculty contact via distance education.

Core Courses: Multimedia Core These courses provide a solid grounding in multimedia digital storytelling skills, along with an overview of the changing media business landscape and how to navigate it. As in other King’s journalism programs, you will build on a solid foundation of hands-on practice. Data Scraping t Business Fundamentals t iPhone Video Production t HTML t Mapping t SEO t SMO t Pitching t Metrics Financial Statements t Aggregation and Curation t Marketing t PHP t Data Analysis t Live Multimedia Reporting Spreadsheets t Investigative Projects t Business Plan and Prototype t Data Visualization t Investigative Interviewing

In the second part of the program, students focus their work in one of

After 25 years in broadcast journalism, assigned to more than a hundred different countries, I did not think I had much left to learn. Wrong! This program has opened my eyes to endless possibilities; whether you want to teach or practice, work in Canada or in the developing world, this program is a must. It will take you places you will not believe.

two specialized streams: Investigative Reporting and New Ventures.

Investigative Reporting This stream focuses on deep investigative reporting and data journalism skills that can be used in daily journalism or major projects. You will learn cutting-edge techniques such as how to acquire, analyze and map large data sets, the journalistic use of geocodes and different forms of data visualization. The Investigative Reporting stream is led by faculty member Fred Vallance-Jones, whose work has been recognized by the National Newspaper Awards and the Canadian Association of Journalists. He is also co-author of the widelyused texts Digging Deeper: A Canadian Reporter’s Research Guide and ComputerAssisted Reporting: A Comprehensive Primer. COURSES: Summer: Digital Journalism 1, Mobile Reporting, Public Records Research Fall: Digital Journalism 2, Investigative Methods, Audience and Content Strategies Winter: Investigative Project, Exemplars of Contemporary Journalism (Students do not have to be in Halifax for the winter term.)

New Ventures The business of journalism isn’t just for big media companies anymore. The New Ventures stream is for journalists who want to develop a full- or part-time freelance practice, launch an entirely new journalism outlet, or create projects within an established media organization. Students will learn how to identify markets, raise start-up funds and write business plans. This New Ventures stream blends the expertise of Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Management and King’s School of Journalism. It is led by Kelly Toughill, MBA (Queen’s), an award-winning journalist and former senior manager with the Toronto Star. Faculty of Management classes are led by Dr. Ed Leach, director of the Norman Newman Centre for Entrepreneurship at Dalhousie University.

Congratulations for the timely introduction of a program that will help equip the next generation of news innovators for the challenges ahead. This is a much needed addition to Canadian journalism education.

KATHY VEY, Founding editor of Openfile.ca

STEPHEN PUDDICOMBE, Master of Journalism, class of 2012, CBC national correspondent

COURSES: Summer: Digital Journalism 1, Mobile Reporting, Business Fundamentals for Journalists Fall: Digital Journalism 2, Audience and Content Strategies, Managing the New Venture, Emerging Business Models in Journalism Winter: Professional Project, Exemplars of Contemporary Journalism

Professional Project Each student works with a mentor on a capstone project in the final term. Mentors are working journalists who are leaders in their fields. The professional project in the Investigative stream is an investigative package suitable for publication. The professional project in the New Ventures stream is a business plan and prototype for a new journalism enterprise.

Scholarships and Bursaries: Two Evanov Scholarships of $2,500 each are available to Master of Journalism students. Graduate students may also apply for King’s bursaries of up to $2,500. Students in the Investigative stream are eligible for SSHRC funding.

Applications The Master of Journalism program is designed for the student who either has an undergraduate degree in journalism or deep experience as a professional journalist. Those who don’t have an undergraduate degree in journalism may want to consider the one-year Bachelor of Journalism degree at King’s. To apply please visit www.ukings.ca/master-journalism and click on “Apply Now”. Applications are considered on a rolling basis with a final deadline of February 15. Applicants must meet the minimum admission requirements of the Dalhousie University Faculty of Graduate Studies; a GPA of 3.0 and proven English language competency. In rare cases, an applicant with extensive journalism experience may enter the program without a Bachelor of Journalism degree. Please contact the King’s Registrar’s Office for more information. Please refer to dalgrad.dal.ca/regulations/iii/ for detailed admission requirements.

Costs: (as of 2012-2013) MJ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 7,107 Books. . . . . . . . . . . . . $

100

Mobile Journalism kit . $

400

International differential fee . . . . . . $ 7,962 International Health Fee . . . . . . . . . $

491

Please note these are estimates. For detailed costs including health insurance and incidental fees please visit our website.

For more information If you have questions concerning your application or the program, please contact jour@dal.ca. You can find us online at ukings.ca/journalism. jour@ukings.ca


The New Master of Journalism Digital, Entrepreneurial, Investigative

Take your journalism skills to the next level

The Future of Journalism

M

odern journalism demands new forms of storytelling, new investigative techniques and even new types of news organizations. The Master of Journalism is for journalists who want to lead the way. The 10-month program was developed in consultation with industry and independent journalists in Canada and abroad. Whether you choose the hard-news Investigative stream, or the more entrepreneurial New Ventures route, your year will be both exciting and challenging. The program is only open to students with a strong foundation in journalism skills and practice. The MJ program begins in June and runs on campus until December, with core courses in practice and theory and specialty courses for each stream. In the new year, you begin a professional project in the field, working under the guidance of a skilled mentor supplemented with faculty contact via distance education.

Core Courses: Multimedia Core These courses provide a solid grounding in multimedia digital storytelling skills, along with an overview of the changing media business landscape and how to navigate it. As in other King’s journalism programs, you will build on a solid foundation of hands-on practice. Data Scraping t Business Fundamentals t iPhone Video Production t HTML t Mapping t SEO t SMO t Pitching t Metrics Financial Statements t Aggregation and Curation t Marketing t PHP t Data Analysis t Live Multimedia Reporting Spreadsheets t Investigative Projects t Business Plan and Prototype t Data Visualization t Investigative Interviewing

In the second part of the program, students focus their work in one of

After 25 years in broadcast journalism, assigned to more than a hundred different countries, I did not think I had much left to learn. Wrong! This program has opened my eyes to endless possibilities; whether you want to teach or practice, work in Canada or in the developing world, this program is a must. It will take you places you will not believe.

two specialized streams: Investigative Reporting and New Ventures.

Investigative Reporting This stream focuses on deep investigative reporting and data journalism skills that can be used in daily journalism or major projects. You will learn cutting-edge techniques such as how to acquire, analyze and map large data sets, the journalistic use of geocodes and different forms of data visualization. The Investigative Reporting stream is led by faculty member Fred Vallance-Jones, whose work has been recognized by the National Newspaper Awards and the Canadian Association of Journalists. He is also co-author of the widelyused texts Digging Deeper: A Canadian Reporter’s Research Guide and ComputerAssisted Reporting: A Comprehensive Primer. COURSES: Summer: Digital Journalism 1, Mobile Reporting, Public Records Research Fall: Digital Journalism 2, Investigative Methods, Audience and Content Strategies Winter: Investigative Project, Exemplars of Contemporary Journalism (Students do not have to be in Halifax for the winter term.)

New Ventures The business of journalism isn’t just for big media companies anymore. The New Ventures stream is for journalists who want to develop a full- or part-time freelance practice, launch an entirely new journalism outlet, or create projects within an established media organization. Students will learn how to identify markets, raise start-up funds and write business plans. This New Ventures stream blends the expertise of Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Management and King’s School of Journalism. It is led by Kelly Toughill, MBA (Queen’s), an award-winning journalist and former senior manager with the Toronto Star. Faculty of Management classes are led by Dr. Ed Leach, director of the Norman Newman Centre for Entrepreneurship at Dalhousie University.

Congratulations for the timely introduction of a program that will help equip the next generation of news innovators for the challenges ahead. This is a much needed addition to Canadian journalism education.

KATHY VEY, Founding editor of Openfile.ca

STEPHEN PUDDICOMBE, Master of Journalism, class of 2012, CBC national correspondent

COURSES: Summer: Digital Journalism 1, Mobile Reporting, Business Fundamentals for Journalists Fall: Digital Journalism 2, Audience and Content Strategies, Managing the New Venture, Emerging Business Models in Journalism Winter: Professional Project, Exemplars of Contemporary Journalism

Professional Project Each student works with a mentor on a capstone project in the final term. Mentors are working journalists who are leaders in their fields. The professional project in the Investigative stream is an investigative package suitable for publication. The professional project in the New Ventures stream is a business plan and prototype for a new journalism enterprise.

Scholarships and Bursaries: Two Evanov Scholarships of $2,500 each are available to Master of Journalism students. Graduate students may also apply for King’s bursaries of up to $2,500. Students in the Investigative stream are eligible for SSHRC funding.

Applications The Master of Journalism program is designed for the student who either has an undergraduate degree in journalism or deep experience as a professional journalist. Those who don’t have an undergraduate degree in journalism may want to consider the one-year Bachelor of Journalism degree at King’s. To apply please visit www.ukings.ca/master-journalism and click on “Apply Now”. Applications are considered on a rolling basis with a final deadline of February 15. Applicants must meet the minimum admission requirements of the Dalhousie University Faculty of Graduate Studies; a GPA of 3.0 and proven English language competency. In rare cases, an applicant with extensive journalism experience may enter the program without a Bachelor of Journalism degree. Please contact the King’s Registrar’s Office for more information. Please refer to dalgrad.dal.ca/regulations/iii/ for detailed admission requirements.

Costs: (as of 2012-2013) MJ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 7,107 Books. . . . . . . . . . . . . $

100

Mobile Journalism kit . $

400

International differential fee . . . . . . $ 7,962 International Health Fee . . . . . . . . . $

491

Please note these are estimates. For detailed costs including health insurance and incidental fees please visit our website.

For more information If you have questions concerning your application or the program, please contact jour@dal.ca. You can find us online at ukings.ca/journalism. jour@ukings.ca


The New Master of Journalism Digital, Entrepreneurial, Investigative

Take your journalism skills to the next level

The Future of Journalism

M

odern journalism demands new forms of storytelling, new investigative techniques and even new types of news organizations. The Master of Journalism is for journalists who want to lead the way. The 10-month program was developed in consultation with industry and independent journalists in Canada and abroad. Whether you choose the hard-news Investigative stream, or the more entrepreneurial New Ventures route, your year will be both exciting and challenging. The program is only open to students with a strong foundation in journalism skills and practice. The MJ program begins in June and runs on campus until December, with core courses in practice and theory and specialty courses for each stream. In the new year, you begin a professional project in the field, working under the guidance of a skilled mentor supplemented with faculty contact via distance education.

Core Courses: Multimedia Core These courses provide a solid grounding in multimedia digital storytelling skills, along with an overview of the changing media business landscape and how to navigate it. As in other King’s journalism programs, you will build on a solid foundation of hands-on practice. Data Scraping t Business Fundamentals t iPhone Video Production t HTML t Mapping t SEO t SMO t Pitching t Metrics Financial Statements t Aggregation and Curation t Marketing t PHP t Data Analysis t Live Multimedia Reporting Spreadsheets t Investigative Projects t Business Plan and Prototype t Data Visualization t Investigative Interviewing

In the second part of the program, students focus their work in one of

After 25 years in broadcast journalism, assigned to more than a hundred different countries, I did not think I had much left to learn. Wrong! This program has opened my eyes to endless possibilities; whether you want to teach or practice, work in Canada or in the developing world, this program is a must. It will take you places you will not believe.

two specialized streams: Investigative Reporting and New Ventures.

Investigative Reporting This stream focuses on deep investigative reporting and data journalism skills that can be used in daily journalism or major projects. You will learn cutting-edge techniques such as how to acquire, analyze and map large data sets, the journalistic use of geocodes and different forms of data visualization. The Investigative Reporting stream is led by faculty member Fred Vallance-Jones, whose work has been recognized by the National Newspaper Awards and the Canadian Association of Journalists. He is also co-author of the widelyused texts Digging Deeper: A Canadian Reporter’s Research Guide and ComputerAssisted Reporting: A Comprehensive Primer. COURSES: Summer: Digital Journalism 1, Mobile Reporting, Public Records Research Fall: Digital Journalism 2, Investigative Methods, Audience and Content Strategies Winter: Investigative Project, Exemplars of Contemporary Journalism (Students do not have to be in Halifax for the winter term.)

New Ventures The business of journalism isn’t just for big media companies anymore. The New Ventures stream is for journalists who want to develop a full- or part-time freelance practice, launch an entirely new journalism outlet, or create projects within an established media organization. Students will learn how to identify markets, raise start-up funds and write business plans. This New Ventures stream blends the expertise of Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Management and King’s School of Journalism. It is led by Kelly Toughill, MBA (Queen’s), an award-winning journalist and former senior manager with the Toronto Star. Faculty of Management classes are led by Dr. Ed Leach, director of the Norman Newman Centre for Entrepreneurship at Dalhousie University.

Congratulations for the timely introduction of a program that will help equip the next generation of news innovators for the challenges ahead. This is a much needed addition to Canadian journalism education.

KATHY VEY, Founding editor of Openfile.ca

STEPHEN PUDDICOMBE, Master of Journalism, class of 2012, CBC national correspondent

COURSES: Summer: Digital Journalism 1, Mobile Reporting, Business Fundamentals for Journalists Fall: Digital Journalism 2, Audience and Content Strategies, Managing the New Venture, Emerging Business Models in Journalism Winter: Professional Project, Exemplars of Contemporary Journalism

Professional Project Each student works with a mentor on a capstone project in the final term. Mentors are working journalists who are leaders in their fields. The professional project in the Investigative stream is an investigative package suitable for publication. The professional project in the New Ventures stream is a business plan and prototype for a new journalism enterprise.

Scholarships and Bursaries: Two Evanov Scholarships of $2,500 each are available to Master of Journalism students. Graduate students may also apply for King’s bursaries of up to $2,500. Students in the Investigative stream are eligible for SSHRC funding.

Applications The Master of Journalism program is designed for the student who either has an undergraduate degree in journalism or deep experience as a professional journalist. Those who don’t have an undergraduate degree in journalism may want to consider the one-year Bachelor of Journalism degree at King’s. To apply please visit www.ukings.ca/master-journalism and click on “Apply Now”. Applications are considered on a rolling basis with a final deadline of February 15. Applicants must meet the minimum admission requirements of the Dalhousie University Faculty of Graduate Studies; a GPA of 3.0 and proven English language competency. In rare cases, an applicant with extensive journalism experience may enter the program without a Bachelor of Journalism degree. Please contact the King’s Registrar’s Office for more information. Please refer to dalgrad.dal.ca/regulations/iii/ for detailed admission requirements.

Costs: (as of 2012-2013) MJ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 7,107 Books. . . . . . . . . . . . . $

100

Mobile Journalism kit . $

400

International differential fee . . . . . . $ 7,962 International Health Fee . . . . . . . . . $

491

Please note these are estimates. For detailed costs including health insurance and incidental fees please visit our website.

For more information If you have questions concerning your application or the program, please contact jour@dal.ca. You can find us online at ukings.ca/journalism. jour@ukings.ca


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