Learning the tools of the trade

  • November 9, 2008
{mosimage}TORONTO - Catholic high school students are being offered a chance to learn the special tools of journalism in a day-long workshop sponsored by The Catholic Register.

The third annual Student Journalism Conference and Workshop will take place Nov. 29 at Brebeuf College School, 211 Steeles Ave. E. It will feature keynote speaker Fr. Thomas Rosica, C.S.B., along with a group of professional journalists to offer training in all aspects of publishing a newspaper.
“Over the course of the day, students will get a small taste of what it means to put out an exciting, relevant and meaningful high school newspaper,” said Joseph Sinasac, Publisher and Editor of The Catholic Register.

“They will also learn what it means to live out our Catholic faith in the world of mass media.”

Rosica is chief executive officer of Salt+Light TV, a Catholic national broadcasting network. He has just returned from Rome, where he was liaison with English-language journalists at the Synod of Bishops on Scripture.
The workshops will include:

  • Effective Writing;

  • Digital Photography;

  • Journalism Ethics and Leadership;

  • Starting a Student Newspaper;

  • Video Journalism;

  • Radio Journalism;

  • Newspaper Design.

Students involved in their high school newspaper are invited to the day-long conference, along with their teacher counsellors. The cost of the day is $22 per person. For registration and more information, contact Michael Da Costa, at Brebeuf College School, (416) 393-5508, ext. 80017, e-mail michael.dacosta@tcdsb.org.

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