Journalism & Photojournalism
Telling the real story...
Exposure to realistic time constraints and how to work under the kind of pressure the industry prescribes, is taught with Press Conference simulation. Aspiring journalists and photojournalists are encouraged to produce articles for youth publications and community newspapers.
To broaden the mind, investigative journalism and research skills are developed through analysing current ethical issues – “War against Terrorism”, “Role of Women in Media”, etc.
Internet journalism and sub-editing are offered to ensure that our journalists are up-to-date with the newest trends in journalism, for instance, the increasing number of on-line readership publications and cellular publications, such as “Saltwater Girl”.
Writing reviews for various entertainment publications, is part of the course.
Through realistic simulations of interviews, students develop interviewing skills and the skill of writing profiles about people who have a story to tell.
Photojournalism projects based on the principles of journalism are undertaken – taking photos that tell stories, acquiring the skills required to have a career in photojournalism or become a freelance photographer. Techniques in the preparation of portfolio for career interviews are taught.
The very best in industry standard equipment is available; each student works with Canon Digital SLR cameras, Photoshop Elements for photo manipulation, and professional studio lighting.