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Contract Instructor Teaching Opportunities

Journalism
Fall and Winter Terms 2017-2018

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 2017-2018 Fall and Winter terms.

Course availabilities

JOUR 1003
Discovering Journalism: From traditional tales to tweets

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

Fall term 2017

Thursdays, 1135-1425

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

Application deadline: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 12:00 pm ET

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.

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.

JOUR 2201
Fundamentals of Reporting

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 2017

Mondays or Thursdays 1135-1725

Winter term 2018

Mondays or Thursdays 1135-1725

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 generally three hours in length, with six-hour newsroom exercises in the final weeks of the winter term. Classes are a mix of lectures, discussions and in-class exercises, and students complete out-of-class reporting assignments on a near-weekly basis. Students 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

Application deadline: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 12:00 pm ET

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.

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.

JOUR 3207
Audio Journalism

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 2017

Mondays or Thursdays 1135-1725

Winter term 2018

Mondays 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 novice 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

Application deadline: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 12:00 pm ET

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.

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.

JOUR 3208
Video Journalism

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 2017

Mondays or Thursdays 1135-1725

Winter term 2018

Mondays or Thursdays 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 novice 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

Application deadline: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 12:00 pm ET

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.

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.

JOUR 3225
Reporting in Depth

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 term and day on your application, but note that preferences cannot be guaranteed

Winter term 2018

Tuesdays or Thursdays 1800-2100

Course details

This course sharpens and refines the “who, what and where” of reporting by emphasizing instruction in the “how” and “why.” News reporting is taken to a higher level, going beyond the simple coverage of news events by strengthening background research, independent thought, and in-depth writing—in other words, analytical reporting.

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.

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 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;
  • 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

Application deadline: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 12:00 pm ET

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.

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.

JOUR 4100A
Special Topic: Media and International Development

Examination of a topic in journalism not covered in depth in other courses.

Seminar three hours a week.

Day and time

Winter term 2018

Mondays 1135-1425

Course details

This course critically examines the use of journalism as an instrument of international development, historically and currently. To what extent have these efforts been successful? How have they been funded? On what grounds are they justified? In what regard have they been instruments of propaganda?

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

Application deadline: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 12:00 pm ET

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.

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. 

JOUR 4100D
Special Topic: Covering Indigenous Canada

Examination of a topic in journalism not covered in depth in other courses.

Seminar three hours a week.

Day and time

Winter term 2018

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 spelling.

How to apply

Application deadline: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 12:00 pm ET

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.

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.

JOUR 4207B/5708W
The Newsroom: Advanced Video Workshop (25th Hour)

A workshop designed to give students instruction in video news and current affairs.

Note: no more than two of JOUR 4204, JOUR 4205, JOUR 4206, JOUR 4207 and JOUR 4208 may be taken and cannot be taken simultaneously. JOUR 4207 may not be repeated.

Prerequisites: JOUR 3208 with a grade of C or higher and fourth-year standing in B.J. Hons.

Workshops averaging eight hours a week.

Day and time

Winter term 2018

Wednesdays 835-1725

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 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; 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

Application deadline: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 12:00 pm ET

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.

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. 

JOUR 4208C-5508G / 4208D-5508H
Professional Practices: Specialized Media – Strategic Communication

A workshop course designed to give students instruction in a specialized area such as video documentary, magazine writing, strategic communication, and data journalism. Not all specialties will be offered each year.

Prerequisites: JOUR 3225 with a grade of C or higher and fourth-year standing.

Note: no more than two of JOUR 4204, JOUR 4205, JOUR 4206, JOUR 4207 and JOUR 4208 may be taken and cannot be taken simultaneously. JOUR 4208 may not be repeated.

Day and time

Fall term 2017

Wednesdays 1435-1725 (JOUR 4208C-5508G)

Winter term 2018

Thursdays 1800-2100 (JOUR 4208D-5508H)

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

Application deadline: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 12:00 pm ET

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.

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.

JOUR 4208E
Professional Practices: Data Journalism Storytelling

A workshop course designed to give students instruction in a specialized area such as video documentary, magazine writing, strategic communication, and data journalism. Not all specialties will be offered each year.

Prerequisites: JOUR 3225 with a grade of C or higher and fourth-year standing.

Note: no more than two of JOUR 4204, JOUR 4205, JOUR 4206, JOUR 4207 and JOUR 4208 may be taken and cannot be taken simultaneously. JOUR 4208 may not be repeated.

Day and time

Fall term 2017

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 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; 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

Application deadline: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 12:00 pm ET

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.

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.

JOUR 4208H
Professional Practices: Freelance Writing for Magazines

A workshop course designed to give students instruction in a specialized area such as video documentary, magazine writing, strategic communication, and data journalism. Not all specialties will be offered each year.

Prerequisites: JOUR 3225 with a grade of C or higher and fourth-year standing.

Note: no more than two of JOUR 4204, JOUR 4205, JOUR 4206, JOUR 4207 and JOUR 4208 may be taken and cannot be taken simultaneously. JOUR 4208 may not be repeated.

Day and time

Winter term 2018

Thursdays 1800-2100

Course details

This course acquaints students with the world of magazine journalism and gives them an opportunity to develop and practice advanced feature-writing skills. Instruction is geared toward enabling students to produce a story idea or piece that can be sold for publication. Classes will focus on the art, craft and business of writing for magazines, and freelancing in general.

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 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; 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

Application deadline: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 12:00 pm ET

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.

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. 

JOUR 4302
Specialized Journalism: Business and Canadian Society

The intersection between business and public policy, from climate change to taxation, pensions, labour and corporate social responsibility. What business does and how the media covers it. Emphasis on explanatory/analytical reporting, production of a related data project as an extended work of journalism.

Prerequisite: fourth-year standing in B.J. Honours or permission of the School

Lectures, discussion and seminars three hours a week.

Day and time

Winter term 2018

Wednesdays 1800-2100

Course details

The world needs journalists who understand why corporations succeed or fail, how the economy works and why stock markets move. Students will share news and insights about major developments in industry and entrepreneurship and review the very best of business journalism. Online assignments and class projects will provide hands-on experience in the field — a key step towards a potential career in business reporting.

Required skills and qualifications

Candidates should hold a postgraduate degree in journalism or a related field. Professional experience in business journalism and teaching at the university level.

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 business journalism;
  • significant experience as a journalist in one or more newsrooms or as a freelancer producing works of business journalism;
  • an understanding of the requirements and practices of digital journalism, including basic familiarity with WordPress;
  • 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, 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 journalism produced by others, checking it for accuracy, clarity, fairness, consistency of style, and precision in grammar and spelling.

How to apply

Application deadline: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 12:00 pm ET

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.

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.

JOUR 4303
Specialized Journalism: Health and Science

The culture of health science research and major trends; key challenges confronting researchers and health science journalists around the world. Emphasis on explanatory/analytical reporting; production of an extended work of journalism.

Prerequisite: fourth-year standing in B.J. Honours or permission of the School

Lectures, discussion and seminars three hours a week.

Day and time

Fall term 2017

Thursdays 1430-1730

Course details

Students become familiar with the culture of research and major trends in health sciences. They will hone science writing skills as they explore the key challenges confronting researchers around the world. They will learn to be wary of sources who can get it wrong and to follow best practices for getting it right. Through weekly encounters with scientists and top science journalists, they will be encouraged to tackle complicated subjects and tell stories with clarity, elegance and insight. By focusing on how both science and media function students will appreciate the positive qualities inherent in popular science reporting – as well as the pitfalls – and learn to practice it accordingly. Instruction includes lectures, lab visits, selected readings, and student-led seminars. Assignments will include writing about science through the production of stories for the news media and features for the school’s online magazine Catalyst.

Required skills and qualifications

Candidates should hold a postgraduate degree in journalism and/or science or a related field. Professional experience in science journalism and teaching at the university level.

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 science journalism;
  • significant experience as a journalist in one or more newsrooms or as a freelancer producing works of health and science 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

Application deadline: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 12:00 pm ET

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.

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.

JOUR 4304A
Specialized Journalism: Environment and Science

Major trends and research culture in climate and environmental sciences, focusing on key global concerns. Issues facing researchers and journalists. Focus on explanatory/analytical reporting; production of an extended work of journalism.

Prerequisite: fourth-year standing in B.J. Honours or permission of the School

Lectures, discussion and seminars three hours a week.

Day and time

Winter term 2018

Tuesdays 1430-1730

Course details

Students become familiar with the culture of research and major trends in climate and environmental sciences. They will hone science writing skills as they explore the key challenges confronting researchers around the world. They will learn to be wary of sources who can get it wrong and to follow best practices for getting it right. Through weekly encounters with scientists and top science journalists, they will be encouraged to tackle complicated subjects and tell stories with clarity, elegance and insight. By focusing on how both science and media function students will appreciate the positive qualities inherent in popular science reporting – as well as the pitfalls – and learn to practice it accordingly. Instruction includes lectures, lab visits, selected readings, and student-led seminars. Assignments will include writing about science through the production of stories for the news media and features for the school’s online magazine Catalyst.

Required skills and qualifications

Candidates should hold a postgraduate degree in journalism and/or science 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 science journalism;
  • significant experience as a journalist in one or more newsrooms or as a freelancer producing works of environment and science 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

Application deadline: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 12:00 pm ET

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.

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. 

JOUR 4309
Specialized Journalism: Arts and Culture

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, culminating in an extended work of journalism.

Prerequisite: fourth-year standing in B.J. Honours or permission of the School

Lectures, discussion and seminars three hours a week.

Day and time

Fall term 2017

Tuesdays 1800-2100

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

Application deadline: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 12:00 pm ET

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.

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. 

JOUR 4310A
Specialized Journalism: Justice and the Law

Areas of law that journalists may encounter along with a practical explanation of how law works. Students gain the language and tools needed to successfully analyze and write about legal issues. Emphasis on explanatory/analytical reporting; production of an extended work of journalism.

Prerequisite: fourth-year standing in B.J. Honours or permission of the School

Lectures, discussion and seminars three hours a week.

Day and time

Fall term 2017

Thursdays 1800-2100

Course details

An overview of the different areas of law that journalists may encounter when writing about the courts and legal issues, and a practical explanation of how the law works. Through a combination of lectures and discussions, students will gain an understanding of legal concepts, while discussing and dissecting interesting and recent cases and legal media stories. Students will obtain the foundation they need to successfully write about legal issues and court proceedings.

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 student journalists through formal and informal instruction, and by setting an example of professionalism and commitment to the role, principles and ethics of legal journalism;
  • significant experience as a journalist producing works of legal journalism and/or lawyer with media law or related experience;
  • 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

Application deadline: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 12:00 pm ET

Please submit a cv and 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.

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. 

JOUR 4312
Specialized Journalism: Social Issues

How economic and political trends affect social policy in Canada and abroad. The human face of policies that are usually viewed as complex and bureaucratic. Emphasis on explanatory/analytical reporting and writing an extended work of journalism.

Prerequisite: fourth-year standing in B.J. Honours or permission of the School

Lectures, discussion and seminars three hours a week.

Day and time

Fall term 2017

Tuesdays 1135-1430

Course details

A major component of this course includes the development of expertise in social issues and how they are handled in Canadian society. Throughout the term, instruction will follow federal and provincial governments’ attempts to restructure and reshape social policies that affect health, welfare and education. This will include a look at Canada’s foreign aid spending by government and non-government organizations.

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 social affairs journalism or related public policy pieces;
  • 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

Application deadline: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 12:00 pm ET

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.

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. 

JOUR 4501
Covering Gender and Diversity

How social concepts of gender and diversity influence journalism. Theoretical and textual analysis. Historical and contemporary case studies from mainstream and alternative media exploring journalistic expression, professional practices, status and expectations, and cultural representations.

Prerequisite: third- or fourth-year standing in B.J. Hons. or permission of the School

Seminar three hours a week.

Day and time

Fall term 2017

Mondays 1800-2100

Course details

Whether a producer or consumer of journalism, this course will help students better understand how the news media engages with issues of gender and diversity. Students will examine how changing ideas about gender roles and diversity have affected journalistic expression, newsroom dynamics and professional practice in mainstream and specialized news media. The course will consider topics such as the representation of LGBTQ and Indigenous communities, politics, sports and parenting, as well as feminism and masculinity.

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;
  • 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

Application deadline: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 12:00 pm ET

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.

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.

JOUR 5202
Broadcast Journalism Laboratory (Audio)

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

Day and time

Winter term 2018 (first half of term only):

Tuesdays and Fridays 835-1725

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 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;
  • experience editing journalism produced by others, checking it for accuracy, clarity, fairness, consistency of style, and precision in grammar and spelling.

How to apply

Application deadline: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 12:00 pm ET

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.

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.

JOUR 5202
Broadcast Journalism Laboratory (Video)

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

Day and time

Winter term 2018 (second half of term only):

Tuesdays and Fridays 835-1725

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 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; 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

Application deadline: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 12:00 pm ET

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.

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.

JOUR 5206
Reporting Methods

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 2018

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 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; 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

Application deadline: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 12:00 pm ET

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.

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.

JOUR 5208
Public Affairs Reporting

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 2017

Tuesdays 1800-2100

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 producing daily news and/or analytical 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 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; 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

Application deadline: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 12:00 pm ET

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.

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.

JOUR 5401
Journalism Law

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 2017

Thursdays 835-1125

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 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; 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

Application deadline: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 12:00 pm ET

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.

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.

JOUR 5508X
Specialized Media: Video Documentary

A workshop course designed to give students instruction in specialized areas such as radio documentary, video documentary, editing, magazine writing, photojournalism. Not all specialties will be offered each year.

Also offered at the undergraduate level, with different requirements, as JOUR 4208, for which additional credit is precluded.

Lecture and practicum three hours a week.

Day and time

Fall term 2017

Thursdays 1800-2100

Course details

This course will explore the world of documentaries as students learn to distinguish the difference between an “extended news item” and a documentary. Starting from that solid base of journalistic practices students will learn to appreciate the resources and tools that they can use and exploit as filmmakers to make engaging, emotional and powerful short documentaries.

By the end of the term student teams will each produce a short documentary that will be publicly screened.

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 video documentaries;
  • 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; 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

Application deadline: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 12:00 pm ET

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.

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.

JOUR 5508Y
Professional Practices: Magazine Writing

A workshop course designed to give students instruction in specialized areas such as radio documentary, video documentary, editing, magazine writing, photojournalism. Not all specialties will be offered each year.

Also offered at the undergraduate level, with different requirements, as JOUR 4208, for which additional credit is precluded.

Lecture and practicum three hours a week.

Day and time

Fall term 2017

Wednesdays 1800-2100

Course details

This course acquaints students with the world of magazine journalism and gives them an opportunity to develop and practice advanced feature-writing skills. Instruction is geared toward enabling students to produce a story idea or piece that can be sold for publication. Classes will focus on the art, craft and business of writing for magazines, and freelancing in general.

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 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; 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

Application deadline: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 12:00 pm ET

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.

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/.

MULTI TERM AGREEMENT OPPORTUNITY

Contract Instructors 2017-2019
Carleton University, Journalism

As per the Letter of Understanding on the Trial of Multi-Term Agreements, and pursuant to Article 16 of the CUPE 4600 Unit 2 Collective Agreement, applications are invited from members of the CUPE 4600-2 bargaining unit and other interested persons to teach the following Journalism courses during the 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 academic years. 

JOUR 2501
Media Law

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.
Precludes additional credit for COMM 2501 [no longer offered].
Prerequisite(s): JOUR 1001, JOUR 1002, JOUR 1003, or COMS 1000, or permission of the School of Journalism and Communication, or registration in the Communication Information Technology Policy specialization area of the Bachelor of Public Affairs and Policy Management.
Lectures and discussion three hours a week.

Total Number of Sections being Offered as part of the MTA: 2 sections @0.5 credit each

Terms in Which the Course will be Offered: Winter 2018, Winter 2019

Day and time

Fridays 835-1125

Required Academic and Professional Skills and Qualifications

Candidates should hold a postgraduate degree in journalism and/or law. Professional experience in legal journalism and/or media or related law, 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;
  • a demonstrated ability to (a) develop and deliver lessons to teach 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 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.

Teaching Competence

Candidates are required to have experience teaching the intricacies of basic media law to classes of more than 150 students in a large lecture format. They must have experience managing Teaching Assistants.

NOTE: For Contract Instructors, the sections assigned as part of the Multi-Term Agreement will be included in the limit for courses that may be taught by a contract instructor in one academic year. The limit is not more than two (2) full-credit courses over the Fall and Winter Terms, and not more than three (3) courses in any academic year ending August 31.

How to apply

Application deadline: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 12:00 pm ET

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.

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.