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Journalism

Skills and knowledge you may gain from your program:

  • Communicate information and ideas clearly and confidently using the full range of media formats under a tight deadline
  • Apply appropriate journalistic techniques to ensure the production of relevant and engaging stories
  • Assess the credibility and accuracy of collected information through fact-checking, verification and evaluation of potential biases
  • Critically analyze a story for accuracy, balance and personal bias
  • Edit written work to ensure information is presented coherently using language that is appropriate for the subject matter and audience
  • Develop powerful and compelling interview questions to gain sought-after information from sources
  • Produce journalism — utilizing text, video, audio, still images, data visualizations — for a variety of audiences, from traditional readers and viewers to digital users
  • Apply Canadian professional standards of journalism to careers in journalism or related fields, at home or abroad

Area of Employment

  • Communications
  • Consulting
  • Copy Editing
  • Digital Production
  • Marketing
  • Media Planning
  • Media Production
  • Non-Profit Management
  • Online Media
  • Public Relations
  • Radio and Television
  • Reporting
  • Social Media
  • Speech-writing
  • Writing

Sample Job Titles

  • Communications Officer
  • Copy Editor
  • Corporate Communications Manager
  • Digital Analytics Lead
  • Editor
  • Freelance Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Managing Editor
  • Media Assistant
  • Media Relations Specialist
  • National Reporter
  • New Media Editor
  • News Reporter
  • Online Community Manager
  • Online Reporter or Producer
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Radio Host
  • Social Media Director
  • Staff Reporter
  • TV Producer

Job Titles of Program Graduates

  • Content Editor in Financial Services
  • Digital Reporter in News Media
  • Director of Marketing and Communications in Software Development
  • Features Writer and Web Coordinator in Magazine Media
  • Hockey Writer in Media and Broadcasting
  • Media and Public Affairs Advisor in Energy Sector
  • News Editor in News Media
  • Press Secretary in Federal Government
  • Producer in Media and Broadcasting
  • Publicist in Marketing
  • Reporter in Media and Broadcasting
  • Senior Communications Officer in Trade Association
  • Special Sections Reporter in News Media
  • Television Host and Assignment Producer in Media and Broadcasting
  • Web and Communications Editor in Post-Secondary

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