Are you interested in pursuing a career in journalism? Or hone your skills and learn how to adapt with the industry?
Join us for our live Twitter chat series on Tuesday afternoons (PST) in January and for a special behind-the-scenes Facebook Live event from the classroom on Wednesday 11 January to find out more about what UBC’s Graduate School of Journalism has to offer.
To ask your questions during any of our #UBCJchat sessions tweet @UBCJournalism using the hashtag #UBCJchat.
The UBC Journalism submission deadline is January 31st 2017 for September 2017 admission.
Tuesday January 10: #UBCJchat with Professor Kathryn Gretsinger
Kathryn Gretsinger (@kgretsinger) is the senior instructor in the School’s Integrated Journalism program and also contributes to the International Reporting program and the Reporting in Indigenous Communities course.
She also runs the School’s Internship program, helping to place students in professional practicums across Canada and the world.
Kathryn’s career in journalism began in the late 80s when she joined the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) Canada’s public broadcaster. Kathryn is committed to public service journalism and she has worked to develop her journalistic skills to reflect the technological change in the industry, applying it to her teaching at UBC School of Journalism.
Whether you’re interested in learning more about the application process, or want the inside scoop on our program or how we’re making use of new digital storytelling tools, Kathryn will be able to provide answers and feedback on Tuesday January 10th between 4-5p.m. PST.
Wednesday January 11: Join us live for Integrated Journalism
We’ll be live streaming to the UBC Journalism Facebook Page from the Integrated Journalism class at 11.30a.m. PST. See what we do in the classroom and ask us questions.
Tuesday January 17: Ask your questions to UBC Journalism students
Want to hear from directly from our students? Find out about what it’s like to study at UBC Journalism School by joining our second live Twitter chat, with first-year student Alex Migdal and second-year student Emilie Rauschütz.
Emilie Rauschütz (@lemiliera) is a multimedia journalist and filmmaker. She moved from Austria to Vancouver in 2015 to join the School to pursue a career in journalism with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations. Now in her second year, she has worked with the Vancouver Whitecaps FC and with RINGIER, a Swiss media company.
As one of this year’s International Reporting Program fellows, she recently returned from Bangalore, India where she was reporting on urban resilience.
Originally from Edmonton, Alex has reported for the The Globe and Mail, Edmonton Journal and Guelph Mercury as well as having his writing appear in the likes of The Canadian Press.
Emilie and Alex will be on-hand on Tuesday January 17th between 4-5p.m. PST to answer your questions about the programs, moving to Vancouver and what they’re experience has been like.
Tuesday January 24: #UBCJchat with Director Alfred Hermida
He is as a leading voice in scholarly research on implications of digital technologies for journalistic practices, social media and emerging genres of journalism. His award-winning book, Tell Everyone: Why We Share and Why It Matters, charts how our enhanced capacity to share information via social media is transforming what we know and how we know it.
He is also currently developing The Conversation Canada with associate professor Mary Lynn Young, after being awarded approximately $200,000 from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) to support the launch of a national version of the globally successful non-profit academic journalism site, TheConversation.com.
He also developed the award-winning course Decoding Social Media, a joint offering with the Sauder School of Business.
Alfred will be responding to questions during #UBCJchat from on Tuesday January 24th between 4-5p.m. PST.