Reporting in Indigenous Communities

TitleReporting in Indigenous Communities
Duration2 Year
Project Summary

This project will launch the first indigenous reporting course in Canada under the direction of Duncan McCue, CBC-TV reporter. The project is a unique opportunity for the UBC Graduate School of Journalism students to report in First Nations’ communities in the Lower Mainland. Graduate students will learn about local First Nations cultures and history; examine historic and contemporary media portrayals of indigenous peoples in BC; and discuss strategies for in-depth coverage of indigenous issues. Guest speakers will provide insights into the relationship between media and aboriginal peoples. After this preparation, student teams will be assigned to cover a subject, each travelling to and immersing themselves in a different First Nations’ community in the Lower Mainland. They will be expected to produce a feature-length print piece and audio-visual slideshow or video, designed to be published on online news websites.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2011/2012
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorMary Lynn Young
Year 1: Funded Amount24,986
Year 1: Team Members

Mary Lynn Young, Director, Journalism, Faculty of Arts

Year 2: Project YearYear 2
Year 2: Funding Year2012/2013
Year 2: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 2: Principal InvestigatorPeter Klein
Year 2: Funded Amount17,486
Year 2: Team Members

Peter Klein, Journalism, Faculty of Arts