New Media and Journalism

Through plenty of discussions of current events and journalism techniques, this club will focus on the many ways in which we can turn the stories we want to tell into the media that we enjoy. 

Writing news articles, podcasts and media posts, students will develop skills in creating snappy titles, captivating hooks, and eye-catching graphics and imagery. Become a blogger, influencer, reporter and presenter by exploring ways to turn your ideas and opinions into stories that will excite your readers. The club will create published posts across a variety of platforms culminating in a final group project documenting the year at BrainBoost for members to share with the community.

Your Educator – Curtis LeBlanc

Curtis LeBlanc was born and raised in St. Albert, Alberta. He is the author of Little Wild (Nightwood Editions, 2018) and Birding in the Glass Age of Isolation (Nightwood Editions, 2020). His fiction and poetry have been published in print and online, both in Canada and the United States. In 2010, he moved to Vancouver to pursue his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at UBC. He recently completed his Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at UBC as well. During that time, he taught a wide range of topics to students at the elementary, high school and post-secondary levels, including English, Poetry, Fiction, Songwriting, New Media and Sports Writing. He loves adapting his lessons to students’ interests and opening the door to an array of materials and critical viewpoints. When he’s not working on his own writing, you can find him in the kitchen or reading his poetry around Vancouver. He’s also a huge hockey fan, with a special interest in analytics and sports culture, and has covered the NHL for a variety of publications.

How much does it cost?


When is it?

Wednesdays 3:15-4:00 pm

What are the dates?

September 7th- June 14th

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To be eligible for credit for this class, students must be enrolled in an accredited distance learning program.
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