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<span id="_ctl16__ctl0_head_title">Ryerson: The Chang School: Course: CDJN 120</span>

CDJN 120 Magazine Fact-Checking and Research


Certificate Credit
Communication & Design Program Area


Duration: 19.5 Hours
Fee: $408.81* (Payment in full is required at time of enrolment.)


Independent fact-checking happens mainly at magazines, but the skills taught in this course can be used in any medium. In the magazine business, fact-checking is a key entry-level job, a way for aspiring writers or editors to learn how a magazine works and how professional writers put together a story, and to develop relationships with editors that can lead to assignments or jobs. For writers, the more they know about what happens to an article in fact-checking, the better prepared they'll be to provide what editors want - and to protect their copy. This course looks at why magazines employ fact-checkers; how fact-checking fits into the editorial process; how to document fact-checking according to industry standards; what to check and what not to check; finding research sources and judging their authority; the fact-checking telephone interview; working with writers and editors; and legal and ethical considerations.

Note: To find out more about your instructor, visit www.ryerson.ca/ce/magazine.

**This course will run during the Winter break.

Spring/Summer 2017
Enrolment for Spring/Summer 2017 is currently open; see Important Dates for specific enrolment periods. Last day to enrol for ALL Summer Session courses beginning the week of June 26, 2017 in the Spring/Summer 2017 term is Friday, June 30, 2017. See Enrolment for instructions on enrolling online, by mail, or in person. Undergraduate Students: Please enrol using RAMSS for courses applicable to your degree program.

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Fall 2017
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Winter 2018
This term is not yet open for enrolment via the Shopping Cart. Priority enrolment for certificate students for this term begins on August 14, 2018. Regular enrolment begins on August 28, 2018.
Classroom Delivery Option
Tuesday**6:30 PM - 9:30 PM 16 Jan 2018-27 Feb 2018
Spring/Summer 2018
This term is not yet open for enrolment via the Shopping Cart. Priority enrolment for certificate students for this term begins on February 12, 2018. Regular enrolment begins on February 26, 2018.
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