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Loyalist College Hosts Trent-Loyalist Journalism Program Orientation, May 5

May 02, 2014

On Monday, May 5, Loyalist College will host its second annual orientation for Trent-Loyalist Journalism students starting their eight-week summer institute in the new Digital Media Centre.  

This special program, now in its second year, allows students to earn a joint-major Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Journalism and another discipline of their choice from Trent University, as well as an Ontario College Advanced Diploma in Journalism — Online, Print and Broadcast, from Loyalist. The incoming students from Trent will be participating in a wide range of activities, including producing QNetNews.ca and visiting news organizations in Toronto. 

The Loyalist Journalism faculty brings extensive experience necessary to train the next generation of multiplatform journalists to effectively write, report, photograph, host programs and produce web and video. For example, Professor Marisa Dragani was the national network television reporter for CBC Manitoba and Professor Katherine Sedgwick was the Deputy Editor of the Montreal Gazette. They bring to the classroom a broad network of contacts with employers in their field and insight into the latest trends, technology and business practices. The Journalism faculty team provides students with hands-on career training in the new Digital Media Centre, which includes a 10,000 square-foot newsroom with video editing suites, a television studio, interview booths, audio production booths and more. 

This year’s summer institute cohort includes two Aboriginal students who received the Journalists for Human Rights (JHR) and Loyalist College Aboriginal Reporters Scholarship, announced on March 20. Selected from a talented pool of candidates who participated in community-based media training during JHR’s Northern Ontario Initiative, these students will study the fundamentals of reporting and technical journalism skills with students enrolled in the Trent-Loyalist Joint Major in Journalism program.

What:   Trent-Loyalist Journalism program Orientation  
When:   Monday, May 5 from 9 am – 3 pm 
Where:   Loyalist College Digital Media Centre
Wallbridge-Loyalist Road, Belleville, Ontario 

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“Loyalist College and Trent University have developed this relationship to equip students with the optimal skill set to become first-rate, multi-platform content creators. We’re proud to be at the forefront of this exceptional and relevant training.” – Kathleen Bazkur, Acting Dean of Media, Arts and Design. 

“This is a very exciting time of year for Trent-Loyalist students. We have a full cohort— both first-year and second-year students joining us from Trent University for our eight-week summer institute. The second-year students will be staying with us throughout the academic year as they begin their journalism training, while the first-year students return to Trent in the fall. We look forward to the buzzing in the newsroom as students start covering campus and community stories.” – Robert Washburn, Liaison of the Trent-Loyalist program.

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Loyalist College Contact: Kerry Lorimer, Director, Marketing and Communications, klorimer@loyalistc.on.ca, (613) 969-1913 ext. 2536

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