Expect to be fully immersed in the world of words. Writing articles, managing a production schedule, collaborating with fellow wordsmiths and conducting research at home or abroad. Your work pays off with lasting connections, new perspectives and opportunities to share the stories that matter to you.
Research is the key to a writer’s craft—and their credibility. In our program, you learn research techniques and strategies and apply them to your projects and assignments.
Investigating water quality
Imagine working with more than 120 journalism students, faculty members and professionals from across Canada. That’s what our students are doing, while taking a hard look at water quality across the country. The connections and experience gained are priceless, says fourth-year student, Cheyenne.
Professional field placement
Explore the world of work, apply the theory and skills you’ve learned in class, connect with communications professionals and journalists. In your third or fourth year, you take part in an 180-hour field placement where you learn the inner workings of the industry.
Students in the professional communications stream have worked in departments at universities, literary organizations and large corporations. Journalism students have honed their skills at the Edmonton Journal, CBC (Edmonton, Winnipeg, Yellowknife) and CHED Radio.
2015 Emerge Media Award winner
Nikki Wiart's article "Not like chicken or fish; something new: Meet the people behind Canada’s death revolution" was recognized in the category of Written Word.
Illustration by Kayla Callfas
"A Refugee's Tale"
Riyah Lakhani's Emerge Media Award-winner tells the story of Meron Gadda, a bright young girl in a resettlement camp in Kenya. She won second place in the category of Written Word.
Photo courtesy UNHCR.org