UC resurrects journalism course
Canterbury University is resurrecting its journalism course after appointing a new lecturer.
Tara Ross, a former reporter at The Press and the Sunday Star-Times, is the new senior lecturer in journalism at the university.
The Graduate Diploma of Journalism was suspended this year due to uncertainties over enrolments and because it was unable to find a replacement for associate professor Jim Tully, who retired from the course last year.
Arts pro-vice chancellor Ed Adelson said Ross has significant journalistic experience and also a great vision for the future of UC's programme.
Acting head of social and political sciences Donald Matheson, said Ross had impressed the university with her vision for journalism education in a rapidly changing media environment.
Ross said the biggest challenge for journalism was re-engaging with its community.
''That's not about letting go of professional practices but about learning how to speak with communities to be more relevant to them," she said.
Enrolments for 2013 close on November 15.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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