Junior J-School 2016: Students meet CBC journalists

More than 300 senior high school students from across the Lower Mainland at CBC Vancouver's Junior J-School to learn about the industry from experienced journalists.

'We bring the experience. They bring the perspective,' says CBC Vancouver host Andrew Chang

Dodging mild mortar attacks, getting detained by government officials, covering hot topics like ISIS – it's all in a day's work for Adrienne. 37:48

More than 300 senior high school students from across the Lower Mainland gathered at CBC Vancouver's Junior J-School to learn about the industry from experienced journalists.

Presenters include The National's reporter Adrienne Arsenault, Power and Politics host Rosemary Barton, CBC Vancouver host Andrew Chang and many more. Topics range from covering Parliament Hill and major international events as well as interview techniques. 

The veteran journalists say they welcome events like Junior J-School which provide a window into fresh perspectives from a younger audience.

"It's for the next generation to show us how they approach news and what concerns they have about how journalism is changing," said Chang, the host of CBC Vancouver News

"We bring the experience. They bring the perspective."

Political reporting with Rosemary Barton

How does a journalist craft analytical, informative, contextual and balanced stories on politics? Is politics anything like House of Cards? Rosemary will share her insights with students and give an idea of what it is like to work on the Hill. 39:07

How to keep your cool when news breaks, with Andrew Chang

Imagine being on live TV when tragedy strikes? How would you handle it? In Andrew's career covering the anchor desk he has had many occasions of maintaining control while the cameras are rolling. This topic will touch on what is it like to anchor breaking news without script and what skills students need to accomplish the task. 33:32

How to write the next award-winning story, with Shiral Tobin

Many different types of stories make it on television, radio and on-line, and many more stories are often never heard about (we know you must know a few of these!) What makes a story news-worthy – not just news? 30:19

All about investigative journalism, with Natalie Clancy and Erica Johnson

Intrigue, injustice, cold cases … these are the stories many journalists live for! Students will learn which skills and techniques are necessary to develop sources, conduct research and interviews, and how to use public records to dig deep. 45:24

Breaking news online, with Lisa Johnson, Tamara Baluja and Mike Laanela

Digital technologies have transformed the way journalists cover a story and the information they need to collect to communicate the story to the public. How does this affect the skill set of up and coming student journalists? This panel will tell it all! 35:00

Ethics and controversies, with Karen Burgess

When should journalists use hidden cameras? Should journalists keep sources secret? Learn how journalists guide their ethical conduct. 26:25

The art of the interview, with Rick Cluff and Gloria Macarenko

Interviewing is one of the most important skills a journalist should have. This session highlights how to plan and execute a successful interview and how to coax people to share more. 37:03

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