Humber’s Journalism graduate certificate program will immerse you in advanced research, writing and interview practices, data mining techniques, and a range of story-telling approaches for work within a multi-platform journalistic or information-gathering environment. You will also have the opportunity to pursue discipline-specific reporting in areas such as science, business, sports and the arts.
Using the latest technologies, the program will focus on training graduates for the field of journalism with an emphasis on digital journalism. Graduates of this program will be able to fully function in a digital/online environment including social media and data-based journalism. An emphasis will be placed on providing you with opportunities to practise journalism skills through coverage of live field events.Courses Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:
Select relevant content and credible sources to create complex news reports.
Assess socio-political and historical context, platform requirements, and audience needs when producing news reports.
Use data gathering, mining and visualization and presentation tools to identify and report stories hidden in big data.
Assess industry trends to inform professional journalism decisions and develop implementation strategies.
Conceptualize, produce and manage the implementation of multi-platform digital content using a variety of content management systems and industry-related technologies.
Manage a project in collaboration with other media professionals as part of a news production process in an integrated, multi-platform digital environment.
Comply with and support others to work in accordance with industry, professional, legal and ethical standards of practice.
Develop, implement and evaluate strategies for personal, career and professional development to enhance work performance and maintain currency with industry.
Establish and maintain strategic relationships with a diversity of stakeholders to achieve business goals and strategic objectives.
Students will participate in a mandatory work placement which follows the last semester of study.
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Watch this video of Humber students covering the 2018 Provincial Election
The Newsroom features new and improved workspaces for students working on individual projects and collaborating to cover breaking news stories.
It also houses a series of fully equipped video and audio edit suites. Students will also be able to use a Dejero, allowing them to stream video live from virtually any location. The technology also allows multiple classes to be taught at the same time.
The Newsroom reinforces the digital journalism focus of the program, it adds to the technical proficiency of our students, keeping them at the cutting edge of the industry.
The Humber School of Media Studies HD TV Mobile is a multi-camera television facility used for remote broadcast television production. The mobile contains all the high definition broadcast television equipment found in a television studio, but has the ability to travel to an event to cover it live.
It is a complete broadcast facility on wheels, with 6 HD broadcast television cameras, production switcher, audio console, camera control, digital recording and non-linear editing, slow motion replay and 3D graphic generator. It has the ability to record an event, or feed live to web stream, with satellite or terrestrial transmission.
The HD Television Mobile offers a “real-world” broadcast production experience for students, using “state-of-the-art” equipment found in similar industry facilities. Students learn and practice the exact skills that they will need after graduation.
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