High School Workshop: Journalism

Journalism Workshop

Join Carleton University’s School of Journalism and Communication for a Journalism lecture! Teachers can choose from one of two exciting lecture themes:

  • Generating Story Ideas
    Students will learn the importance and challenges of generating ideas for news coverage. The lecture will include a brief ‘story scouting’ assignment where students will be directed to a variety of well-known news sources and asked to identify a story idea for a local or national audience.
  • Newswriting 101
    Students will be introduced to the essential components of a news story using the classic Five Ws (Who, What, Where, When and Why). Using this technique, students will produce a short ‘lede’ (the introductory sentence or two of a news story) that captures and conveys the key facts about a realistic (but imaginary) news happening.

Available workshop dates: Upon request

Sample schedule for your students: 

10:00 to 10:15 a.m. (ET) – Welcome and introductions

10:15 to 11:30 a.m. (ET) – Journalism workshop (select one of the two themes)

11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (ET) – Visit to the Journalism editing labs

12:00 to 12:45 p.m. (ET) – Lunch in the residence dining hall

12:45 to 2:00 p.m. (ET) – General Campus Tour

To book:

Please contact outreach@carleton.ca.