Starting in Jan. 2020, Project 99A Board Member & Vice-President of Communications Shenaz Kermalli will be teaching an online course through The University of Toronto titled: ‘Journalism Essentials’.
It’s a 12-week course aimed at anyone who is interested in how news media and journalists work, or anyone interested in a journalism/writing career, whether it be full-time or freelance.
Topics covered include:
how to write news stories, features and opinion articles
how to cover specific social issues both responsibly and critically (ex: Terrorism, climate change, racism, sexual violence, Indigenous communities)
how to understand the law as it pertains to media
how to understand and filter through the heaps of misleading, fabricated news content out there.
*Note: No prior experience or education in media is required to take this course – it’s literally open to anyone, anywhere in the world.