Type: 4-Year Degree      

     Start Date: September      

     Location: Lakeshore Campus      

Your Story Starts Here

Humber's four-year Bachelor of Journalism degree program gives you the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for a fast-paced career as a journalist or communications professional in a multi-platform environment.

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What You Will Learn

Students use the latest newsroom and media equipment, and are taught by instructors who bring their industry experience into the classroom. Current and relevant courses teach web streaming, content editing, and production techniques, and are designed with industry input, ensuring graduates are prepared to use interactive and web-based technologies. This ensures graduates have the skills needed for employment and success in the media workplace.

Class assignments train you to work at a high professional standard, and student media provides excellent learning opportunities with tight deadlines. Your work will appear in a variety of forms and publications for the community to view, pushing you to excel.

Curriculum Highlights

  • Traditional skills of researching, reporting, and interviewing
  • How to bring together audio, text, and video in a web-based environment to create compelling stories
  • How to manage web-based content for websites, tablets, and mobile devices
  • How to incorporate social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and other interactive technologies into daily journalism and communications
 Year 1
Fundamentals
Year 2
Advanced Skills
Year 3
Applied Learning
Year 4
Applied Learning
Reporting
  • Newsgathering
  • Journalistic Interview
  • Internet Survey/Research
  • Writing for the Web
  • Research Methods
  • Turning Points
  • Emerging Voices
  • Features
  • International Journalism
  • Investigative Reporting
  • Opinion & Media
  • Specialized Content
  • News Now
  • Deconstructing Media
  • State of Media Industries 
Technologies
  • Production Techniques
  • Web Building
  • Streaming for the Web
  • Audio Reporting
  • Digital Image & Design
  • Video Reporting
  • Production Technology
  • Content Editing
  • Specialized Content
 
Entrepreneurship
  • Media Law
  • Media in Society 
  • Social Issues
  • Journalism & Politics
  •  Work Term
  • Professional Practice
  • Thesis Preparation
  • Thesis Project
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Work Placement

Humber's Bachelor of Journalism degree students complete a 14-week work placement in the summer between years three and four. This placement provides students with an opportunity to gain experience and meet professionals in a journalism and digital communications setting. Many of the placements are offered in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), a hub for the media industry in Canada and home to numerous print, radio, television, and online journalism companies. Students graduate with the knowledge and skills required to enter the journalism and communications professions.


Unique Projects

The Transmedia Fellowship brought together six students to explore the challenges of multi-platform storytelling. Their project explored how musicians are using music festivals to engage with their audience and support themselves economically in the face of a changing digital and media landscape that is impacting the traditional business model of music.


Who Will You Become?

Break the news and be a modern storyteller with an exciting career in journalism.


Tell, Share, and Shape Your Stories

In the digital age, journalists have far more reach than ever before to tell stories, share images, and shape opinions. As media organizations change to meet the demands of the public, there are opportunities for people with modern skill sets to begin their careers. Use your digital and social media skills to succeed in the evolving fields of journalism and communications. Human Resources and Skills Development Canada forecasts that media and communications job openings will increase over the next decade.


Career Options

Graduates of the Bachelor of Journalism will be qualified to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, editor/reporter, content manager/strategist, social media expert and videographer.

Our Industry Partnerships

Industry partners include CBC TV and Radio, The FAN 590, 680News, CFRB, CTV, TSN, CHTV, Rogers TV, TV Ontario, A Channel Barrie, National Post, Toronto Sun, Toronto Star, Transcontinental Magazines, Metroland Newspapers, Business Information Group, the Ontario Community Newspaper Association, and The Canadian Daily Newspaper Association. Partners provide input on program curriculum and offer placements.

Industry Support

"Your Journalism degree... is appropriately positioned to nurture and network a new generation of digitally literate and interdisciplinary journalists."
Ontario Digital Media Professionals' Guild

"As the television industry evolves, more and more employees will be called upon to multi-task across various media platforms."
Cal Johnson, news director

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