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Journalism (JOPT)

Complete this program in four or five years (depending on your joint-major discipline) of full-time study.

Journalists help citizens understand the world and make informed decisions. Today, these stories are delivered across multiple platforms at lightning speed. This fully integrated program will help shape entrepreneurial journalists who are informed, critically aware and technically skilled.
  • Program Code

    JOPT

  • Credential
    • Ontario College Advanced Diploma

    • Bachelor of Arts in Journalism plus another discipline

  • Start Date

    September entry

Find your career

  • Grads prepare for career opportunities as reporters, writers, columnists, news photographers, editors, freelancers, web content providers, program hosts and news anchors.
  • Through a wide range of employers, settings include radio, television, newspaper, magazine and online newsrooms.
  • In public and media relations, and educational, training or industrial video production.

Is it for you?

People who succeed in journalism today are:

  • Inquisitive
  • Good storytellers with strong writing skills
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Able to meet strict deadlines

 

Experiential learning

Divide your studies between Loyalist College in Belleville and Trent University in Peterborough to:

  • Earn hands-on experience in the fundamentals of research, critical analysis, writing and reporting for a variety of media platforms, including digital news organizations, television, radio, newspapers and magazines.
  • Build a foundation in critical and analytical thinking, ethical awareness and journalistic practice, while pursuing studies in your joint major area of interest, such as English, History, Media Studies, Environmental Studies, Politics or Psychology.
  • Take advantage of community-based educational projects and game day opportunities at Trent, such as stadium announcer, interviewer, broadcaster, media relations practitioner and social media manager.
  • Attend two six-week summer institutes at Loyalist College to build knowledge and skills in civic literacy, journalistic writing styles, media production, design and performance.
  • Create and deliver cross-platform content in Loyalist’s state-of-the art integrated newsroom (Digital Media Centre).
  • Develop an integrated capstone project, meeting the requirements for a thesis or major project and an example of enterprise journalism.
  • Finish your studies with an eight-week field placement.
  • Graduate with a comprehensive body of work (portfolio).

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