Contract Instructor Teaching Opportunities

Journalism Program: Contract Instructor Teaching Opportunities

Fall and Winter Terms 2018-2019

Pursuant to Article 16.3 of the CUPE 4600 Unit 2 Collective Agreement, subject to Article 16.2 and 16.4 through 16.7, applications are invited from members of the CUPE 4600 bargaining unit and other interested persons to teach the following Journalism courses during the 2018-2019 Fall and Winter terms.

JOUR 1003 Discovering Journalism: From traditional tales to tweets

Calendar description

Journalism’s evolving role as creator of communities and guardian of democracy; some of its greatest scoops and worst misdeeds. From ancient news-sharing instincts to 21st-century expression in blogs, tweets and investigative masterpieces, this course surveys the ethical, political and economic contexts of journalism.

Prerequisite(s): This course is not open to Journalism majors.
Lecture three hours a week.

Day and time

Winter term 2019

Thursdays 0835-1125

Course details

This course is designed to introduce non-Journalism students from all disciplines to the colourful, consequential world of journalism, its diverse forms and functions, and its sweeping transformation in a digital age marked by the rise of social media, multi-platform storytelling and “citizen journalists.”

Lecture three hours a week.

Required skills and qualifications

Candidates should hold a postgraduate degree in journalism or a related field, and professional experience in journalism. Preference will be given to those with higher research degrees and teaching at the university level.

How to apply

Please submit a CV and cover letter listing other courses previously taught at Carleton to Professor Susan Harada, Associate Director, School of Journalism and Communication – c/o carole.craswell@carleton.ca.

Application deadline

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. EDT

All positions are subject to budgetary approval. Some of these courses may be taught by employees who have the right to automatic reappointment. Advertisement is not a guarantee that a particular course will be offered.

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JOUR 2201 Fundamentals of Reporting

Calendar description

Introduction to the techniques journalists use to gather information quickly, accurately and ethically, and to present reports and features in clear, engaging ways. Newsroom exercises provide experience in reporting, writing, editing and using digital tools, including photography and social media.

Prerequisite(s): for second-year Honours Journalism students and students who transfer into the program.
Lectures, discussion and practicum six hours a week.

Day and time  

***Please rank your preferred term and day on your application, but note that preferences cannot be guaranteed.

Fall term 2018

Mondays or Thursdays 1135-1725 *** Classes are generally three hours in length.

Winter term 2019

Mondays or Thursdays 1135-1725 *** Classes are generally three hours in length, with six-hour newsroom exercises in the final weeks of the winter term.

Course details

This course provides second-year students with foundational skills required for journalistic reporting in any medium, although assignments are produced in print journalism format. The emphasis is on gathering information quickly, accurately and ethically, and then presenting this information with precision and clarity, in ways that connect with the audience. Each section contains on average 18-22 students.

Classes are a mix of lectures, discussions and in-class exercises. Students complete out-of-class reporting assignments on a near-weekly basis. They must receive detailed and timely feedback on assignments directly from the instructor, generally within one week of submitting the assignment. As well as the fundamental skills for any sort of reporting, students receive specific instruction on how to interview effectively, cover meetings, and cover courts and police beat news. Students are also taught the fundamentals of breaking news coverage, feature writing, the ethics of journalism, effective editing, and how to follow a specific writing style in a disciplined way (in this case, CP style). There is no exam in this course.

Required skills and qualifications

The instructor for this course must have the following:

  • a desire to teach and inspire novice journalists through formal and informal instruction, and by setting an example of professionalism and commitment to the role, principles and ethics of journalism;
  • significant experience as a news reporter in one or more newsrooms producing daily news coverage;
  • a demonstrated ability to write news and features effectively in print journalism style;
  • an understanding of the requirements and practices of digital journalism, including basic familiarity with WordPress as a publishing platform;
  • a demonstrated ability to (a) develop and deliver lessons to teach journalism skills and principles at the university level, (b) provide firm and constructive guidance to novice reporters, and (c) provide fair, constructive and timely critiquing and grading of student work;
  • a willingness to be accessible to students outside of class time to discuss and advise on stories and other assignments they have underway;
  • significant experience in covering courts, the police beat, municipal affairs and/or other beats central to news coverage (and preferably experience in multiple areas);
  • experience editing written journalism produced by others, checking it for accuracy, clarity, fairness, consistency of style, and precision in grammar and spelling; and,
  • a firm grounding in the mechanics of English grammar and writing mechanics, and the ability to explain these clearly.

How to apply

Please submit a CV and cover letter listing other courses previously taught at Carleton to Professor Susan Harada, Associate Director, School of Journalism and Communication – c/o carole.craswell@carleton.ca.

Application deadline

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. EDT

All positions are subject to budgetary approval. Some of these courses may be taught by employees who have the right to automatic reappointment. Advertisement is not a guarantee that a particular course will be offered.

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JOUR 2202A Digital Journalism Toolkit

Calendar description

An introduction to the digital tools and social media journalists use to gather, verify and present material to audiences. Lab exercises provide experience producing photographs, audio, and video for journalistic storytelling and the use of social media tools and platforms for reporting and publishing.

Prerequisite(s): for second-year Honours Journalism students and students who transfer into the program. Students must be enrolled in this course concurrently with JOUR 2201.
Lectures and lab three hours a week.

Day and Time

Fall term

Mondays 0835-1125

Course Details

This weekly course provides second-year students with the foundational digital and social media skills required for any journalist in the 21st century. Lectures (1.5 hours) delivered to the full class (50-60 students) are immediately followed by two concurrent sections of hands-on labs (1.5 hours) of 25-30 students, supported by technical/production staff and Teaching Assistants.

Required skills and qualifications

The instructor for this course must have the following:

  • a desire to teach and inspire novice journalists through formal and informal instruction, and by setting an example of professionalism and commitment to the role, principles and ethics of journalism;
  • experience as a news reporter in one or more newsrooms producing daily news coverage;
  • experience as a digital journalist with an understanding of the requirements and practices of digital journalism and social media as a journalistic tool;
  • a demonstrated ability to (a) develop and deliver lessons to teach journalism skills and principles at the university level, (b) provide firm and constructive guidance to novice reporters, and (c) provide fair, constructive and timely critiquing and grading of student work;
  • experience editing written journalism produced by others, checking it for accuracy, clarity, fairness, consistency of style, and precision in grammar and spelling;
  • a firm grounding in the mechanics of English grammar and writing mechanics, and the ability to explain these clearly; and,
  • a proven ability to work with others and lead a small team to deliver stated goals.

How to apply

Please submit a CV and cover letter listing other courses previously taught at Carleton to Professor Susan Harada, Associate Director, School of Journalism and Communication – c/o carole.craswell@carleton.ca.

Application deadline

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. EDT

All positions are subject to budgetary approval. Some of these courses may be taught by employees who have the right to automatic reappointment. Advertisement is not a guarantee that a particular course will be offered.

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JOUR 3207 Audio Journalism

Calendar description

In this workshop students will build on the principles and practices of audio journalism to produce stories and audio in various formats for radio and digital publication. Note: JOUR 3207 and JOUR 3208 may not be taken in the same term.

Prerequisite(s): JOUR 2201, JOUR 2202, and JOUR 2501 with a grade of C or higher in each.
Lectures and labs six hours a week.

Day and time

***Please rank your preferred term and day on your application, but note that preferences cannot be guaranteed

Fall term 2018

Mondays or Thursdays 1135-1725

Winter term 2019

Mondays or Thursdays 1135-1725

Course details

This course will introduce students to audio as a medium for serious journalism and to the basic skills necessary to report, write, edit, and produce news reports and newscasts. It will emphasize the importance of timeliness, accuracy, clarity and connection with the audience.

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to do the following:

  • find and focus news stories;
  • interview sources effectively;
  • record and edit voice and sound for audio reports;
  • write clearly in broadcast style;
  • produce audio reports in various formats; and,
  • work as part of a team to produce radio newscasts.

Required skills and qualifications

The instructor for this course must have the following:

  • professional experience working as a radio journalist /producer in daily radio news and current affairs, as well as teaching experience in the classroom and/or experience as a trainer/mentor in a professional newsroom;
  • a demonstrated ability to (a) develop and deliver lessons to teach journalism skills and principles at the university level, (b) provide firm and constructive guidance to studetn reporters, and (c) provide fair, constructive and timely critiquing and grading of student work; and,
  • a willingness to be accessible to students outside of class time to discuss and advise on stories and other assignments they have underway.

How to apply

Please submit a CV and cover letter listing other courses previously taught at Carleton to Professor Susan Harada, Associate Director, School of Journalism and Communication – c/o carole.craswell@carleton.ca.

Application deadline

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. EDT

All positions are subject to budgetary approval. Some of these courses may be taught by employees who have the right to automatic reappointment. Advertisement is not a guarantee that a particular course will be offered. 

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JOUR 3208 Video Journalism

Calendar description

In this workshop students will build on the principles and practices of video journalism to produce stories and video in various formats suitable for television and digital publication. Note: JOUR 3207 and JOUR 3208 may not be taken in the same term.

Prerequisite(s): JOUR 2201, JOUR 2202, and JOUR 2501 with a grade of C or higher in each.
Lectures and labs six hours a week.

Day and time

***Please rank your preferred term and day on your application, but note that preferences cannot be guaranteed

Fall term 2018

Mondays or Thursdays 1135-1725

Winter term 2019

Mondays 1135-1725

Course details

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to do the following:

  • focus and structure video news stories;
  • write compelling intros and scripts for video stories;
  • conduct focused interviews;
  • do voice-overs and on-cameras;
  • do a ‘live’ reports to camera; and,
  • light, shoot and edit a basic video story using smartphone technology and a video camera.

Required skills and qualifications

The instructor for this course must have the following:

  • professional experience working as a television journalist /producer in daily TV news and current affairs, as well as teaching experience in the classroom and/or experience as a trainer/mentor in a professional newsroom;
  • a demonstrated ability to (a) develop and deliver lessons to teach journalism skills and principles at the university level, (b) provide firm and constructive guidance to student reporters, and (c) provide fair, constructive and timely critiquing and grading of student work; and,
  • a willingness to be accessible to students outside of class time to discuss and advise on stories and other assignments they have underway.

How to apply

Please submit a CV and cover letter listing other courses previously taught at Carleton to Professor Susan Harada, Associate Director, School of Journalism and Communication – c/o carole.craswell@carleton.ca.

Application deadline

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. EDT

All positions are subject to budgetary approval. Some of these courses may be taught by employees who have the right to automatic reappointment. Advertisement is not a guarantee that a particular course will be offered.

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JOUR 3225 Reporting in Depth

Calendar description

Long-form journalistic writing skills development; techniques for thorough investigation of timely public issues. Study of outstanding feature and investigative writing examples. Students will pursue their own reporting projects.

Precludes additional credit for JOUR 3205 (no longer offered).
Prerequisite(s): JOUR 2201, JOUR 2202, and JOUR 2501 with a grade of C or higher in each.
Lectures and practicum three hours a week.

Day and time

***Please rank your preferred day on your application, but note that preferences cannot be guaranteed

Winter term 2019

Tuesdays or Thursdays 1800-2100

Course details

Reporting in Depth is a combination of in-class discussions and writing assignments. Each student will pick a specific beat, and from that beat will develop news and analytical stories over the course of the term. This course sharpens and refines the “who, what and where” of reporting by emphasizing instruction in the “how” and “why.”

Required skills and qualifications

The instructor for this course must have the following:

  • a desire to teach and inspire student journalists through formal and informal instruction, and by setting an example of professionalism and commitment to the role, principles and ethics of journalism;
  • significant experience as a journalist in one or more newsrooms or a freelancer producing daily or feature analytical journalism in at least one of the following: print, video, audio or multimedia;
  • a demonstrated ability to write news and analytical features effectively in print journalism style;
  • an understanding of the requirements and practices of digital journalism;
  • a demonstrated ability to (a) develop and deliver lessons to teach journalism skills and principles at the university level, (b) provide firm and constructive guidance to student reporters, and (c) provide fair, constructive and timely critiquing and grading of student work;
  • a willingness to be accessible to students outside of class time to discuss and advise on stories and other assignments they have underway;
  • experience editing written journalism produced by others, checking it for accuracy, clarity, fairness, consistency of style, and precision in grammar and spelling; and,
  • a firm grounding in the mechanics of English grammar and writing mechanics, and the ability to explain these clearly.

How to apply

Please submit a CV and cover letter listing other courses previously taught at Carleton to Professor Susan Harada, Associate Director, School of Journalism and Communication – c/o carole.craswell@carleton.ca.

Application deadline

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. EDT

All positions are subject to budgetary approval. Some of these courses may be taught by employees who have the right to automatic reappointment. Advertisement is not a guarantee that a particular course will be offered.

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JOUR 3235A Digital Journalism

Calendar description

Further development of digital journalism skills. Students will produce journalism for online audiences using formats including written and spoken language, still and moving images.

Precludes additional credit for JOUR 3205 (no longer offered).

Prerequisite(s): JOUR 2201, JOUR 2202, and JOUR 2501 with a grade of C or higher in each.
Lectures and labs three hours a week.

Day and time

Fall term 2018

Wednesdays 0835-1125

Course details

In this course, students spend six weeks working individually to produce timely local stories in text-based format with accompanying photos (smart-phone or DSLR), and six weeks working in groups to produce timely local stories in multimedia format. The instructor needed for JOUR 3235 in 2018 will focus on students producing work in the former format (text-based with accompanying photos). She/he will provide instruction to two consecutive six-week sections of students, supported by technical staff and Teaching Assistants.

Required skills and qualifications

The instructor for this course must have the following:

  • a desire to teach and inspire student journalists through formal and informal instruction, and by setting an example of professionalism and commitment to the role, principles and ethics of journalism;
  • experience as a news reporter in one or more newsrooms producing daily news coverage;
  • an understanding of the requirements and practices of text-based journalism and the importance of accompanying photographic imagery;
  • a demonstrated ability to (a) develop and deliver lessons to teach journalism skills and principles at the university level, (b) provide firm and constructive guidance to student reporters, and (c) provide fair, constructive and timely critiquing and grading of student work;
  • experience editing written journalism produced by others, checking it for accuracy, clarity, fairness, consistency of style, and precision in grammar and spelling;
  • a firm grounding in the mechanics of English grammar and writing mechanics, and the ability to explain these clearly; and,
  • a proven ability to work with others and lead a small team to deliver stated goals.

How to apply

Please submit a CV and cover letter listing other courses previously taught at Carleton to Professor Susan Harada, Associate Director, School of Journalism and Communication – c/o carole.craswell@carleton.ca.

Application deadline

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. EDT

All positions are subject to budgetary approval. Some of these courses may be taught by employees who have the right to automatic reappointment. Advertisement is not a guarantee that a particular course will be offered.

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JOUR 4003A The Digital Hub: Advanced Multimedia

Calendar description

A senior workshop designed to give students instruction in digital reporting and publishing as they produce stories from across the city and beyond.

Precludes additional credit for JOUR 4204(no longer offered), JOUR 4205(no longer offered).

Prerequisite(s): JOUR 3235 with a grade of C or higher and fourth-year standing in B.J. Hons.
Also offered at the graduate level, with different requirements, as JOUR 5003, for which additional credit is precluded.
Workshops averaging eight hours a week.

Day and time

Fall term 2018

Tuesdays 835-1725

Course details

This advanced workshop course enables senior students to put into practice and polish the multimedia journalism skills they have acquired over their time in the program. They learn how to dig deeper into local issues and ideas while engaging with the city’s various communities. 

Required skills and qualifications

The instructor for this course must have the following:

  • a desire to teach and inspire student journalists through formal and informal instruction, and by setting an example of professionalism and commitment to the role, principles and ethics of journalism;
  • significant experience as a journalist in one or more newsrooms or as a freelancer producing works of current affairs video journalism;
  • an understanding of the news and information needs of the city’s various communities;
  • an understanding of the requirements and practices of digital journalism, including basic familiarity with WordPress as a publishing platform;
  • a demonstrated ability to (a) develop and deliver lessons to teach journalism skills and principles at the university level, (b) provide firm and constructive guidance to student reporters, and (c) provide fair, constructive and timely critiquing and grading of student work;
  • a willingness to be accessible to students outside of class time to discuss and advise on stories and other assignments they have underway; and,
  • experience editing journalism produced by others, checking it for accuracy, clarity, fairness, consistency of style, and precision in grammar and spelling

How to apply

Please submit a CV and cover letter listing other courses previously taught at Carleton to Professor Susan Harada, Associate Director, School of Journalism and Communication – c/o carole.craswell@carleton.ca.

Application deadline

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. EDT

All positions are subject to budgetary approval. Some of these courses may be taught by employees who have the right to automatic reappointment. Advertisement is not a guarantee that a particular course will be offered. 

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JOUR 4005 The Digital Hub: Advanced Video

Calendar description

A workshop designed to give students instruction in video journalism as they produce stories from across the city and beyond.

Precludes additional credit for JOUR 4207 (no longer offered).
Prerequisite(s): JOUR 3208 with a grade of C or higher and fourth-year standing in B.J. Hons.
Also offered at the graduate level, with different requirements, as JOUR 5005, for which additional credit is precluded.
Workshops averaging eight hours a week.

Day and time

Fall term 2018

Wednesday 0835-1725

Winter term 2019

Wednesdays 0835-1725

Course details

This advanced workshop course introduces students to current affairs journalism through longer-form visual storytelling. Students build on the basic skills acquired in their previous introductory video journalism course. They learn how to dig deeper into issues and ideas while exploring the lives and actions of the individuals involved in them from new and creative perspectives.

Required skills and qualifications

The instructor for this course must have the following:

  • a desire to teach and inspire student journalists through formal and informal instruction, and by setting an example of professionalism and commitment to the role, principles and ethics of journalism;
  • significant experience as a journalist in one or more newsrooms or as a freelancer producing works of current affairs video journalism;
  • an understanding of the requirements and practices of digital journalism, including basic familiarity with WordPress as a publishing platform and Final Cut Pro X;
  • a demonstrated ability to (a) develop and deliver lessons to teach journalism skills and principles at the university level, (b) provide firm and constructive guidance to student reporters, and (c) provide fair, constructive and timely critiquing and grading of student work;
  • a willingness to be accessible to students outside of class time to discuss and advise on stories and other assignments they have underway; and,
  • experience editing journalism produced by others, checking it for accuracy, clarity, fairness, consistency of style, and precision in grammar and spelli

How to apply

Please submit a CV and cover letter listing other courses previously taught at Carleton to Professor Susan Harada, Associate Director, School of Journalism and Communication – c/o carole.craswell@carleton.ca.

Application deadline

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. EDT

All positions are subject to budgetary approval. Some of these courses may be taught by employees who have the right to automatic reappointment. Advertisement is not a guarantee that a particular course will be offered.

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JOUR 4309 Specialized Journalism: Arts and Culture

Calendar description

Students are introduced to arts and culture journalism, exploring issues and trends that are key to understanding and covering the arts and related cultural policy in Canada. Emphasis on explanatory/analytical reporting; production of an extended work of journalism.

Prerequisite(s): fourth-year standing in B.J. Honours or permission of the School.
Also offered at the graduate level, with different requirements, as JOUR 5309, for which additional credit is precluded.
Lectures, discussion and seminars three hours a week.

Day and time

Fall term 2018

Thursdays, 1805-2055

Course details

Arts and culture journalism remains a most satisfying of writing genres, with opportunities for analysis and storytelling, and an avid readership online. This course introduces key issues while teaching hands-on techniques for writing profiles, reviews, etc. Topics include our celebrity culture, how to recognize bias or manipulation from sources, and the indispensable uses of digital media for reporting.

Required skills and qualifications

Candidates should hold a postgraduate degree in journalism or a related field. In addition, the instructor for this course must have the following:

  • a desire to teach and inspire student journalists through formal and informal instruction, and by setting an example of professionalism and commitment to the role, principles and ethics of journalism;
  • significant experience as a journalist in one or more newsrooms or as a freelancer producing works of arts and culture journalism;
  • a demonstrated ability to (a) develop and deliver lessons to teach specialized reporting at the university level, (b) provide firm and constructive guidance to student journalists, and (c) provide fair, constructive and timely critiquing and grading of student work;
  • a willingness to be accessible to students outside of class time to discuss and advise on stories and other assignments they have underway; and,
  • experience editing journalism produced by others, checking it for accuracy, clarity, fairness, consistency of style, and precision in grammar and spelling.

How to apply

Please submit a CV and cover letter listing other courses previously taught at Carleton to Professor Susan Harada, Associate Director, School of Journalism and Communication – c/o carole.craswell@carleton.ca.

Application deadline

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. EDT

All positions are subject to budgetary approval. Some of these courses may be taught by employees who have the right to automatic reappointment. Advertisement is not a guarantee that a particular course will be offered.

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JOUR 4401A Professional Skills: Data Storytelling

Calendar description

Instruction in telling stories gleaned from data. Focus on searching for, analyzing and mapping data, turning numbers into powerful narratives.

Precludes additional credit for JOUR 4208 (no longer offered).

Prerequisite(s): JOUR 3225 with a grade of C or higher and fourth-year standing.
Lecture and practicum three hours a week.

Day and time

Fall term 2018

Wednesdays 1900-2200

Course details

The goal of this course is to teach students how to find and negotiate data that is already publicly available, or that must be obtained formally or informally through access to information. Students will be taught to analyze the information using the following: Excel; the data-visualization tools, Tableau Public, Google’s Fusion Tables; the document-annotation software called DocumentCloud; and the mapping program called ArcMap.

Required skills and qualifications

The instructor for this course must have the following:

  • a desire to teach and inspire student journalists through formal and informal instruction, and by setting an example of professionalism and commitment to the role, principles and ethics of journalism;
  • significant experience as a journalist in one or more newsrooms or as a freelancer producing stories that utilize advanced data journalism techniques;
  • a demonstrated ability to (a) develop and deliver lessons to teach journalism skills and principles at the university level, (b) provide firm and constructive guidance to student reporters, and (c) provide fair, constructive and timely critiquing and grading of student work;
  • a willingness to be accessible to students outside of class time to discuss and advise on stories and other assignments they have underway; and,
  • experience editing journalism produced by others, checking it for accuracy, clarity, fairness, consistency of style, and precision in grammar and spelli

How to apply

Please submit a CV and cover letter listing other courses previously taught at Carleton to Professor Susan Harada, Associate Director, School of Journalism and Communication – c/o carole.craswell@carleton.ca.

Application deadline

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. EDT

All positions are subject to budgetary approval. Some of these courses may be taught by employees who have the right to automatic reappointment. Advertisement is not a guarantee that a particular course will be offered.

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JOUR 4402 Professional Skills: Longform Writing

Calendar description

Instruction in longform story production. Focus on researching and writing, including the art and craft of writing for magazines.

Precludes additional credit for JOUR 4208 (no longer offered).

Prerequisite(s): JOUR 3225 with a grade of C or higher and fourth-year standing.
Lecture and practicum three hours a week.

Day and time

Fall term 2018

Tuesdays 1805-2055

Course details

This course acquaints students with the world of magazine journalism and gives them an opportunity to develop and practice advanced longform skills. Instruction is geared toward enabling students to produce a story idea or piece that can be sold for publication.

Required skills and qualifications

The instructor for this course must have the following:

  • a desire to teach and inspire student journalists through formal and informal instruction, and by setting an example of professionalism and commitment to the role, principles and ethics of journalism;
  • significant experience as a journalist writing and editing in the magazine business;
  • an understanding of the requirements and practices of digital journalism;
  • a demonstrated ability to (a) develop and deliver lessons to teach journalism skills and principles at the university level, (b) provide firm and constructive guidance to student reporters, and (c) provide fair, constructive and timely critiquing and grading of student work;
  • a willingness to be accessible to students outside of class time to discuss and advise on stories and other assignments they have underway; and,
  • experience editing journalism produced by others, checking it for accuracy, clarity, fairness, consistency of style, and precision in grammar and spelling.

How to apply

Please submit a CV and cover letter listing other courses previously taught at Carleton to Professor Susan Harada, Associate Director, School of Journalism and Communication – c/o carole.craswell@carleton.ca.

Application deadline

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. EDT

All positions are subject to budgetary approval. Some of these courses may be taught by employees who have the right to automatic reappointment. Advertisement is not a guarantee that a particular course will be offered.

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JOUR 4403 Professional Skills: Strategic Communication

Calendar description

Workshop pairing student teams with non-profit groups that are in need of strategic communication advice. Instruction in planning and implementation.

Precludes additional credit for JOUR 4208 (no longer offered).

Prerequisite(s): JOUR 3225 with a grade of C or higher and fourth-year standing.

Lecture and practicum three hours a week.

Day and time

Fall term 2018

Wednesdays 1805-2055 (JOUR 4403A)

Winter term 2019

Thursdays 1800-2100 (JOUR 4403B)

Course details

The course is taught as a workshop in which teams of students prepare a communications plan for a non-profit organization. The instructor is expected to line up three worthy non-profit groups well before the start of term. Each NGO will have some opportunity or challenge requiring a communications strategy

(e.g., fundraising, member or volunteer recruitment, lobbying, media relations, rebranding, internal communication). A team of approximately five students will be assigned to each non-profit group. As the term progresses, the instructor will provide instruction on how to conduct the various steps of a communication plan; the student teams will collectively apply what they have learned by producing drafts of each component of a plan that is designed to resolve their NGO’s need.

Required skills and qualifications

The instructor for this course must have the following:

  • extensive experience in the practice of public relations and communications at a strategic level;
  • the ability to critique student work for both writing mechanics and strategic thinking;
  • familiarity with the strengths and weaknesses of a variety of media (including social media) and communication tactics for a variety of audiences (members, journalists, general publics, governments, businesses, donors, volunteers, etc.); and,
  • the ability to work with students to resolve interpersonal issues that may arise among team members, or between a team and its NGO.

How to apply

Please submit a CV and cover letter listing other courses previously taught at Carleton to Professor Susan Harada, Associate Director, School of Journalism and Communication – c/o carole.craswell@carleton.ca.

Application deadline

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. EDT

All positions are subject to budgetary approval. Some of these courses may be taught by employees who have the right to automatic reappointment. Advertisement is not a guarantee that a particular course will be offered.

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JOUR 4502 Investigating Journalism: Journalism and Conflict

Calendar description

For as long as there has been conflict between peoples, there have been those who bear witness and recount their observations. This course examines journalism and conflict with an emphasis on journalistic perspectives but also through discussion of interdisciplinary literature and academic research.

Prerequisite(s): third- or fourth-year B.J. Honours standing, or permission of the School.
Seminar three hours a week.

Day and Time

Fall term

Thursdays 1805-2055

Course details

This weekly seminar course provides students with various perspectives on the role journalism has played through the ages in bringing public awareness to troubled areas around the world. Through journalistic field work, assignments and readings, students gain an understanding of journalism’s contributions, both past and present.

Required skills and qualifications

Candidates should hold a postgraduate degree in journalism or a related field. In addition, the instructor for this course must have the following:

  • a desire to teach and inspire student journalists through formal and informal instruction, and by setting an example of professionalism and commitment to the role, principles and ethics of journalism;
  • significant experience as a journalist in one or more newsrooms or as a freelancer producing works of conflict-related journalism;
  • a demonstrated ability to (a) develop and deliver lessons to teach at the university level, (b) provide firm and constructive guidance to student journalists, and (c) provide fair, constructive and timely critiquing and grading of student work;
  • a willingness to be accessible to students outside of class time to discuss and advise on stories and other assignments they have underway; and,
  • experience editing journalism produced by others, checking it for accuracy, clarity, fairness, consistency of style, and precision in grammar and spelling.

How to apply

Please submit a CV and cover letter listing other courses previously taught at Carleton to Professor Susan Harada, Associate Director, School of Journalism and Communication – c/o carole.craswell@carleton.ca.

Application deadline

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. EDT

All positions are subject to budgetary approval. Some of these courses may be taught by employees who have the right to automatic reappointment. Advertisement is not a guarantee that a particular course will be offered.

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JOUR 4503A Investigating Journalism: Journalism, Indigenous Peoples and Canada

Calendar description

Students will explore how journalism in Canada has been associated with colonialism, be challenged to confront misrepresentation in the news media, and learn to consider new strategies and ethical frameworks for covering Indigenous peoples in the era of reconciliation.

Prerequisite(s): third-or fourth-year B.J. Honours standing, or permission of the School.
Seminar three hours a week.

Day and time

Winter term 2019

Fridays 1130-1430

Course details

What role should journalists play on the path towards reconciliation between Canadians and Indigenous peoples? Students will explore how journalism in Canada has been associated with colonialism, from the foundational narratives of Indigenous peoples during westward expansion through to contemporary stereotypes. They will be challenged to confront misrepresentation in the news media. They will also learn to consider new strategies and ethical frameworks for covering Indigenous Canada in the era of reconciliation.

Required skills and qualifications

The instructor for this course must have the following:

  • a desire to teach and inspire student journalists through formal and informal instruction, and by setting an example of professionalism and commitment to the role, principles and ethics of journalism;
  • significant experience as a journalist covering Indigenous communities in one or more newsrooms or as a freelancer;
  • knowledge and understanding of the representations of Indigenous peoples in the news media throughout history to the present day;
  • ability to (a) develop and deliver lessons to teach journalism skills and principles at the university level, (b) provide firm and constructive guidance, and (c) provide fair, constructive and timely critiquing and grading of student work;
  • a willingness to be accessible to students outside of class time to discuss and advise on other assignments they have underway; and,
  • experience editing work produced by others, checking it for accuracy, clarity, fairness, consistency of style, and precision in grammar and spelli

How to apply

Please submit a CV and cover letter listing other courses previously taught at Carleton to Professor Susan Harada, Associate Director, School of Journalism and Communication – c/o carole.craswell@carleton.ca.

Application deadline

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. EDT

All positions are subject to budgetary approval. Some of these courses may be taught by employees who have the right to automatic reappointment. Advertisement is not a guarantee that a particular course will be offered.

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JOUR 4504A Investigating Journalism: The Media and International Development

Calendar description

A critical examination of the use of journalism as an instrument of international development, historically and currently. To what extent have these efforts been successful? On what grounds are they justified? In what regard have they been instruments of propaganda?

Prerequisite(s): third- or fourth-year B.J. Honours standing, or permission of the School.
Seminar three hours a week.

Day and time

Winter term 2019

Mondays 1135-1425

Course details

This course provides students with a critical overview of some of the ways in which media has been, and is being, used in international development, with a special focus on journalism. Students gain an understanding of various approaches to media development, including professional journalism training and journalism intended to aid international development efforts.

Required skills and qualifications

Candidates should hold a postgraduate degree in journalism or a related field. Preference will be given to those with higher research degrees and teaching at the university level. The instructor for this course must also have the following:

  • a desire to teach and inspire students through formal and informal instruction, and by setting an example of professionalism and commitment to the role, principles and ethics of journalism;
  • significant experience working in journalism and/or the development sector, including familiarity with working internationally using a range of media and publishing styles;
  • a demonstrated ability to (a) develop and deliver lessons to examine practical and ethical issues in media and international development and explore major themes present in coverage of international development issues (b) provide firm and constructive guidance, and (c) provide fair, constructive and timely critiquing and grading of student work;
  • a willingness to be accessible to students outside of class time to discuss and advise on assignments they have underway; and,
  • experience editing work produced by others, checking it for accuracy, clarity, fairness, consistency of style, and precision in grammar and spelling

How to apply

Please submit a CV and cover letter listing other courses previously taught at Carleton to Professor Susan Harada, Associate Director, School of Journalism and Communication – c/o carole.craswell@carleton.ca.

Application deadline

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. EDT

All positions are subject to budgetary approval. Some of these courses may be taught by employees who have the right to automatic reappointment. Advertisement is not a guarantee that a particular course will be offered.

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JOUR 5202 Broadcast Journalism Laboratory (Audio)

Calendar description

A laboratory course in reporting and editing in the broadcast media.

Day and time

Winter term 2019 (first half of term only):

Tuesdays and Fridays 0835-1725

Course details

This course section runs for two full days a week in the first half of the winter term. It introduces first-year Master of Journalism students to audio as a medium for serious journalism and to the basic reporting, editing and production skills necessary to research news and current affairs stories; record, select and edit audio material; write, edit and produce news stories and current affairs programming.

Required academic and professional skills and qualifications

The instructor for this course must have the following:

  • a desire to teach and inspire student journalists through formal and informal instruction, and by setting an example of professionalism and commitment to the role, principles and ethics of journalism;
  • significant experience as a journalist producing radio news and current affairs;
  • a demonstrated ability to (a) develop and deliver lessons to teach journalism skills and principles at the university level, (b) provide firm and constructive guidance to student reporters, and (c) provide fair, constructive and timely critiquing and grading of student work;
  • a willingness to be accessible to students outside of class time to discuss and advise on stories and other assignments they have underway;
  • experience editing journalism produced by others, checking it for accuracy, clarity, fairness, consistency of style, and precision in grammar and spelling

How to apply

Please submit a CV and cover letter listing other courses previously taught at Carleton to Professor Susan Harada, Associate Director, School of Journalism and Communication – c/o carole.craswell@carleton.ca.

Application deadline

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. EDT

All positions are subject to budgetary approval. Some of these courses may be taught by employees who have the right to automatic reappointment. Advertisement is not a guarantee that a particular course will be offered.

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JOUR 5202 Broadcast Journalism Laboratory (Video)

Calendar description

A laboratory course in reporting and editing in the broadcast media.

Day and time

Winter term 2019 (second half of term only):

Tuesdays and Fridays 0835-1725

Course details

This course section runs for two full days a week in the last half of the winter term. It is designed for first-year Master of Journalism students, and will build on the broadcast skills they learned in audio during the first half of the term. Students will be taught an appreciation of the impact that journalism can have when pictures, along with audio, are added to their words. Students who successfully complete this course will be able to do the following:

  • focus and structure video news stories;
  • write compelling intros and scripts for video stories;
  • conduct focused interviews;
  • do voice-overs and on-cameras;
  • do a ‘live’ reports to camera;
  • light, shoot and edit a basic video story using a video camera.

Required skills and qualifications

The instructor for this course must have the following:

  • a desire to teach and inspire student journalists through formal and informal instruction, and by setting an example of professionalism and commitment to the role, principles and ethics of journalism;
  • significant experience as a journalist producing television news and current affairs;
  • a demonstrated ability to (a) develop and deliver lessons to teach journalism skills and principles at the university level, (b) provide firm and constructive guidance to student reporters, and (c) provide fair, constructive and timely critiquing and grading of student work;
  • a willingness to be accessible to students outside of class time to discuss and advise on stories and other assignments they have underway; and,
  • experience editing journalism produced by others, checking it for accuracy, clarity, fairness, consistency of style, and precision in grammar and spelling

How to apply

Please submit a CV and cover letter listing other courses previously taught at Carleton to Professor Susan Harada, Associate Director, School of Journalism and Communication – c/o carole.craswell@carleton.ca.

Application deadline

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. EDT

All positions are subject to budgetary approval. Some of these courses may be taught by employees who have the right to automatic reappointment. Advertisement is not a guarantee that a particular course will be offered. 

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JOUR 5206 Reporting Methods

Calendar description

Topics covered will range from interviewing and observation skills to conducting a title search, lodging an access to information request and interpreting data.

Seminar three hours a week.

Day and time

Winter term 2019

Wednesdays 1900-2200

Course details

This course will provide students with the following:

  • a thorough grounding in journalistic research methods;
  • skills such as computer-assisted reporting techniques needed to make sense of the information gathered;
  • the ability to shape the information into accurate and compelling stories.

Required skills and qualifications

The instructor for this course must have the following:

  • a desire to teach and inspire student journalists through formal and informal instruction, and by setting an example of professionalism and commitment to the role, principles and ethics of journalism;
  • significant experience as a journalist in one or more newsrooms or a freelancer producing daily news and/or analytical journalism;
  • a demonstrated ability to produce journalism that relies on research methods such as computer assisted reporting, database management and visualization and access to information;
  • a demonstrated ability to (a) develop and deliver lessons to teach journalism skills and principles at the university level, (b) provide firm and constructive guidance to student reporters, and (c) provide fair, constructive and timely critiquing and grading of student work;
  • a willingness to be accessible to students outside of class time to discuss and advise on stories and other assignments they have underway; and,
  • experience editing journalism produced by others, checking it for accuracy, clarity, fairness, consistency of style, and precision in grammar and spelling.

How to apply

Please submit a CV and cover letter listing other courses previously taught at Carleton to Professor Susan Harada, Associate Director, School of Journalism and Communication – c/o carole.craswell@carleton.ca.

Application deadline

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. EDT

All positions are subject to budgetary approval. Some of these courses may be taught by employees who have the right to automatic reappointment. Advertisement is not a guarantee that a particular course will be offered.

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JOUR 5208 Public Affairs Reporting

Calendar description

A course devoted to understanding selected political, economic and social issues, and to analytical reporting on timely issues under professional conditions.

Seminar three hours a week.

Day and time

Fall term 2018

Tuesdays 1805-2055

Course details

This course is designed to familiarize students with some of the most important contemporary issues facing the country, provide them with some of the tools they will need to cover them, and give them an opportunity to analyze those issues as they apply to how our political parties and governments make policy. Students will receive instruction in reporting of new policies or political events and interpretation of what they mean to the electoral prospects and political support of a party and government, the wallets of voters, and the treasuries of various levels of government.

Required skills and qualifications

The instructor for this course must have the following:

  • a desire to teach and inspire student journalists through formal and informal instruction, and by setting an example of professionalism and commitment to the role, principles and ethics of journalism;
  • significant experience as a journalist in one or more newsrooms or as an established freelancer specializing in public affairs journalism;
  • a demonstrated ability to (a) develop and deliver lessons to teach journalism skills and principles at the university level, (b) provide firm and constructive guidance to student reporters, and (c) provide fair, constructive and timely critiquing and grading of student work;
  • a willingness to be accessible to students outside of class time to discuss and advise on stories and other assignments they have underway; and,
  • experience editing journalism produced by others, checking it for accuracy, clarity, fairness, consistency of style, and precision in grammar and spelling.

How to apply

Please submit a CV and cover letter listing other courses previously taught at Carleton to Professor Susan Harada, Associate Director, School of Journalism and Communication – c/o carole.craswell@carleton.ca.

Application deadline

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. EDT

All positions are subject to budgetary approval. Some of these courses may be taught by employees who have the right to automatic reappointment. Advertisement is not a guarantee that a particular course will be offered.

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JOUR 5401 Journalism Law

Calendar description

This course prepares journalists to function comfortably within the legal and ethical guidelines governing their occupation. Topics include: contempt of court; free press, fair trial; revealing of sources; civil defamation; obscenity; privacy; government secrecy.

Seminar three hours a week.

Day and time

Fall term 2018

Thursdays 0835-1125

Required skills and qualifications

Candidates should hold a postgraduate degree in journalism and/or law. In addition, the instructor for this course must have the following:

  • a desire to teach and inspire students through formal and informal instruction, and by setting an example of professionalism and commitment to the role, principles and ethics of journalism;
  • significant experience as a journalist in one or more newsrooms or as an established freelancer producing law-related daily and/or analytical journalism and/or as a lawyer with media law or related legal experience;
  • a demonstrated ability to (a) develop and deliver lessons to teach at the university level, (b) provide firm and constructive guidance to student reporters, and (c) provide fair, constructive and timely critiquing and grading of student work;
  • a willingness to be accessible to students outside of class time to discuss and advise on stories and other assignments they have underway; and,
  • experience editing work produced by others, checking it for accuracy, clarity, fairness, consistency of style, and precision in grammar and spelling.

How to apply

Please submit a CV and cover letter listing other courses previously taught at Carleton to Professor Susan Harada, Associate Director, School of Journalism and Communication – c/o carole.craswell@carleton.ca.

Application deadline

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. EDT

All positions are subject to budgetary approval. Some of these courses may be taught by employees who have the right to automatic reappointment. Advertisement is not a guarantee that a particular course will be offered. 

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A note to all applicants: As per Articles 16.3 and 16.4 in the CUPE 4600-2 Collective Agreement, the posted vacancies listed above are first offered to applicants meeting the incumbency criterion. A link to the current CUPE 4600-2 Collective Agreement can be found at the Employment Agreements webpage on the Carleton University Human Resources website https://carleton.ca/hr/collective-agreements/academic-staff-agreements/ and the CUPE 4600-2 website http://4600.cupe.ca/.

Summer Session 2018

Pursuant to Article 16.3 of the CUPE 4600 Unit 2 Collective Agreement, subject to Article 16.2 and 16.4 through 16.7, applications are invited from members of the CUPE 4600 bargaining unit and other interested persons to teach the following Journalism courses during the 2018 Summer term.

Course availabilities

JOUR 2501 [0.5 credit]
Media Law

Mondays and Wednesdays, 1805-2055, May 7 – June 19, 2017

A survey of laws that affect the Canadian media. Specific areas include the development of freedom of expression, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and statutory and common law limitations on freedoms of the press, including publication bans, libel and contempt of court.

Also listed as COMS 2501.

Candidates should hold a postgraduate degree in law and/or journalism. Professional experience in media law and/or legal journalism, teaching at the university level are assets. In addition, the instructor for this course must have the following:

  • a desire to teach and inspire students through formal and informal instruction, and by setting an example of professionalism and commitment to the role, principles and ethics of journalism;
  • experience editing work produced by others, checking it for accuracy, clarity, fairness, consistency of style, and precision in grammar and spelling.

Qualified applicants should send a cv and list of previous courses taught within the CUPE 4600 Unit 2 bargaining unit at Carleton. This can be sent electronically and addressed to Professor Susan Harada  c/o carole.craswell@carleton.ca.

The closing date for applications is Friday, February 9, 2018.

All positions are subject to budgetary approval. Some of these courses may be taught by employees who have the right to automatic reappointment. Advertisement is not a guarantee that a particular course will be offered.

A note to all applicants: As per Articles 16.3 and 16.4 in the CUPE 4600-2 Collective Agreement, the posted vacancies listed above are first offered to applicants meeting the incumbency criterion.  A link to the current CUPE 4600-2 Collective Agreement can be found at the Employment Agreements webpage on the Carleton University Human Resources website https://carleton.ca/hr/labour-relations/academic-staff-agreements/ and the CUPE 4600-2 website http://4600.cupe.ca/.