JOUR 1122: Introduction to Media Research Techniques

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Course Format Lecture 1.0 h + Seminar 0.0 h + Lab. 1.0 h
Credits 1.5

Course Description

Formerly JOUR 1120

Knowing how to find and evaluate information in today's world is an essential skill. In this course, students develop research skills used in the media: how to find people and how to find accurate information on individuals, governments, businesses, and charities. They learn investigative interviewing skills and how to spot false information. Students identify and begin preliminary research on investigative projects using tools such as search engines, public documents, social media, freedom of information requests, and database analysis.

Students will receive credit for only one of JOUR 1120 or 1122.

Priority registration in this course is offered to students admitted to the Diploma or Certificate in Journalism.

Prerequisite(s): One of the following: a minimum 70% in English First Peoples 12, English Studies 12, Literary Studies 12, or equivalent; a minimum "C" grade in a university-level English course for which Langara College awards transfer credit; a minimum "C" grade in ENGL 1120; an "S" grade in ENGL 1107 or 1110; or permission of the instructor.

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