Learn to Cover a Whole New World
Are you driven by curiosity? A desire to reveal, explain, and tell truthful stories?
Our Master of Journalism program will give you the skills to operate in the digital media realm.
You can find our recent grads researching, writing and producing quality journalism for the pillars of traditional media and for their edgier upstart rivals.
Get professional experience
By the time you graduate, you will have worked in our many student newsrooms – and also in one or more professional workplaces, gaining valuable experience and enhancing your appeal to future employers.
The School runs an apprenticeship program involving media organizations from coast to coast.
These are placements with organizations as diverse as CTV News and CTVNews.ca, the National Post, TVO – The Agenda with Steve Paikin, The Globe and Mail, the Ottawa Citizen, CBC Radio & TV, Global Television National News website and the Edmonton Journal.
They can be completed while the academic term is in session, or you may pursue them in the summer break between first and second year.
These unpaid positions often lead to other professional opportunities. Many of our MJs have launched their careers after gaining professional experience and making contacts through our Apprenticeships program.
Look for more information on the Apprenticeships website.
Read about the courses that will prepare you for this professional work.
As a Master of Journalism student, you are automatically eligible for a range of awards and scholarships.
You are also eligible to apply for special internal awards that can finance your capstone Master’s Research Project.
Whether you plan to do fieldwork in Canada or abroad, these generous awards can help make your journalism possible.
Share your work
You don’t have to wait until graduation to share your work with the world.
Carleton journalism students produce solid, professional work and we like to showcase it.
For decades, we have produced a bi-weekly local newspaper, Centretown News, which went online in 2008.
Our Capital News was one of the earliest online student publications in Canada, and is morphing continuously to keep ahead of industry trends.
Our works of video journalism featured on our current affairs show, The 25th Hour, are often broadcast locally. Our audio journalism workshop produces Midweek, which runs on the university radio station CKCU.
That’s not to mention the many stories our students do throughout the year for their courses that they repackage and sell to major media outlets.