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Wanted: Truth-seekers, change-makers and storytellers for the digital age

Information is the lifeblood of the modern world, the connector of communities. Journalists add the context. They are masters of the written word — printed, posted or tweeted. They give voice to the most compelling stories of our time. They capture and create powerful images — videos, photos, graphic visualizations — that bring issues and ideas to life.

Whether your goal is to cover the news, shape public policy, promote worthy causes or generate buzz about the Next Big Thing, a Carleton journalism education is the perfect path to any career in truth-seeking, change-making or storytelling.

Join Us At Carleton – The Top Journalism School in Canada

A Carleton journalism degree is a passport to the front lines of today’s global communication revolution.

Make your mark in the world using skills and insights gained at Canada’s top training ground for journalists and other media professionals.

Launching Stellar Careers Right Here

From the anchor desk to the war zone, you can see Carleton J-School alumni every day — around the world and across all platforms.

CBC foreign correspondent Nahlah Ayed, TSN sportscaster James Duthie and the Globe and Mail’s senior international writer Mark MacKinnon are just a few who got their start in our classrooms.


Learning by Doing in Real-World Labs

Our school publications showcase the best emerging media talent in the country.

Students broadcast weekly radio and TV current affairs shows – run a digital news hub serving 50,000 people in downtown Ottawa – screen documentary films – and produce multimedia projects that reach the world online.

They also hone skills and build resumes working for other print and radio campus media.

Earning a Degree, Seeing the World

A journalism education at Carleton means opportunities for international exchanges and other experiences abroad through the program and the university.

Students can also do internships in Africa, Asia, and Latin America – many with our Centre for Media and Transitional Societies, in partnership with the Centre for International Studies and Cooperation and World University Service of Canada.

Two Degree Programs, Many Paths

We offer both a Bachelor of Journalism degree and a graduate-level Master of Journalism.

The best journalists and storytellers live in a big room. So our undergrads not only study Journalism, they can also pursue their interests in other areas. From English to law, human rights to film studies, there’s a long list to choose from for a combined honours or specialization.

Our MJ students can take a one- or two-year path to graduation depending on the level of media experience they bring to the program.

Teaching Excellence

The Carleton journalism experience is based on small hands-on core classes led by friendly, experienced faculty. They’re journalists and researchers drawn from the top ranks of the Canadian news media.

Few programs offer the kind of one-on-one instruction provided by the J-School’s professors and contract instructors.

Rewarding Excellence

Every year our J-School disburses a generous number of scholarships, bursaries, awards and teaching assistantships.

This deep well of resources for undergraduate and graduate students rewards high achievement, recognizes special needs and opens doors to unique learning experiences around the world.

Employing Excellence

A journalism degree from Carleton is a potent professional credential.

Our graduates build careers in the news business, law, communications, policy research, or a range of related fields.

We give them the skills, work placements and job contacts to succeed in a world powered by digital communication.

Deep Thoughts, Bright Ideas

Carleton’s journalism school is more than a professional training ground.

It’s an intellectual hub for faculty and students involved in journalism studies scholarship, research and public discussion about journalism’s past, present and future.

Our annual Kesterton Lecture is one way we explore journalism’s place in the world.

The 2015 speaker was the Toronto Star’s chief investigative journalist Kevin Donovan.

A Rich History and a Bright Future

Carleton’s journalism program is the oldest in the country. The first and the best.

It remains Canada’s top training ground for reporters and other communication professionals.

Our Story is Your Story

Join us as we celebrate where we started and where we’re going.

Our 70th anniversary in fall 2015 and the university’s 75th anniversary in 2017 highlight our school’s storied past, while showcasing its headlong rush into the digital age.

Our Home is Your Home

Past meets present in our Reader’s Digest Resource Centre – home to School archives as well as a current daily selection of newspapers and magazines from across the country.

If you need a place to study, collaborate, research or just relax, this is where you can make yourself at home.

Come Join Us

This is home base for your journalism studies at Carleton.

It’s where you’ll work in our tech-smart classrooms and labs, and professionally equipped television and radio studios.

The River Building – on the banks of the Rideau River – officially opened in 2012.