News and Announcements

Next Summer Study Multimedia Journalism in Three Vibrant European Cities

Thursday, 16 October 2014 09:25

Whether you want to become a foreign correspondent, a travel writer, an ethical hometown journalist or a better French speaker and engaged global citizen, then this is the summer program for you: ieiMedia's course in Multimedia Journalism in London, Paris, and Nice.

You will not only see the top sights of London, Paris, and Nice but also go behind the scenes to report on "the little people" who make it all work, the ones who are surmounting cultural and economic changes to make a living -- and a life. To tell their stories in the most interesting and important ways, we will use every means at our disposal, from social media to print, audio and video journalism.

The course runs from June 27 to July 24, 2015, and is open to all students interested in learning multimedia journalism and French, regardless of prior experience in either. Visit for more information and an .  


Somar Speaker Series

Wednesday, 08 October 2014 09:31

Inside Alberta Politics with Don Braid

Friday, October 17 @ 12pm

The Knuckle (EA 3001)

Save the Date - details to follow

Rena Bivins of Carleton U. will be speaking NEXT WEEK, on Wednesday Oct. 15, from noon-2, in a room to be announced. She's done a lot of interesting research about women and gender representations in social media, and she has a new book about how social media and citizen journalists are changing TV news.... She's coming as part of David Taras' Somar speaker series.
And Mellissa Fung, the CBC journalist who was kidnapped and held for 28 days in Afghanistan, has been confirmed for the evening of Nov. 12. Her visit is courtesy of the Aga Khan Foundation. 


Friday, 03 October 2014 14:16

FRIENDS of Canadian Broadcasting is pleased to announce the 2015 Dalton Camp Award.

The 2015 Award is open to both students and other Canadians. The winner will receive a $10,000 prize for excellence in creative, original essay-writing on the link between democracy and the media in Canada. A discretionary second prize of $2,500 may be awarded for the best essay submitted by a post-secondary student or recent graduate. Post-secondary students are eligible for both the main prize and the discretionary prize.

The deadline for entries is November 15, 2014.

FRIENDS invites you to draw the Award to the attention of your top students at Mount Royal University -- or colleagues who may be potential entrants -- by forwarding this message, posting the announcement linked below, or mentioning it in classes and seminars or when returning graded essays of excellent quality.

A printable 8.5x11" colour announcement poster can be downloaded from:

Download the 2015 Dalton Camp Award PosterThe official rules, past winning essays, a video biography on Dalton Camp, and other details about the Award are available from the Dalton Camp Award website:

Many thanks for your assistance in promoting the Award.



Friday, 03 October 2014 08:26

Advice for New Journalists

Slide show presentation here


Canadian men's curling championship and the Continental Cup of curling

Thursday, 02 October 2014 09:56

Pinstripe Communications Inc. is looking for a student, or students, who would be interested in working on two short-term newspapers which chronicle the Canadian men's curling championship and the Continental Cup of curling, both in Calgary.

These are newspapers which cover the events with game stories and off-ice features.

Pinstripe Communications is looking for students who have an interest in sports, particularly curling, who might like to get some hands-on experience covering the events and working with professionals. These are real newspapers, with real deadlines.

The assignments would not be terribly time-consuming. Students would be handed an assignment, which could be anything from interviewing an ice-maker about ice conditions, to volunteers working the events. It could, on occasion, involve an interview with a curler.

Journalism students who worked with us in the past have arrived before noon for an assignment, and left after doing their interview and story.
Both events are at the Scotiabank Saddledome.

The Continental Cup runs Jan. 8-11.

The Canadian men's curling championship (Tim Hortons Brier), runs Feb. 28 to March 8. Students would be accredited for the event for the duration of the competition.
There is no budget for these events. Students get the experience and a byline.

Contact Dave Komosky: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 204-488-2112 in Winnipeg.


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