Welcome to our School

An institution with a story stretching back to the early 1940s.

There has never been a more exciting time to study the media.

And there’s nowhere better to do it than Carleton University’s School of Journalism and Communication.

What began as a small School with one Journalism program and seven students in 1945 has grown into an innovative and diverse multi-program community of 1,900 students and thousands of alumni. Our graduates are ideally positioned to apply their knowledge and expertise to be leaders in their careers and communities.

Students who complete our Journalism program will be equipped to produce compelling, impactful stories and lead the industry’s digital renaissance.

Communication and Media Studies students will be prepared to evaluate, manage, influence and shape the constant flow of images and information that are redefining all aspects of our lives.

Students in our Media Production and Design program will be at the forefront of transforming the ways in which we talk to each other and immerse ourselves in non-fiction narratives.

To those of you thinking of joining us, please browse our website, write to us if you have questions, and visit us on campus to tour our facilities, meet with our faculty, and connect with our students. To those of you already here in the School, we hope your studies with us are exciting and rewarding.

The heads of our three programs – Journalism, Communication and Media Studies, and Media Production and Design – are always happy to hear from you, so please get in touch if you have questions.

Allan Thompson
Director, School of Journalism and Communication
Associate Professor and Program Head, Journalism

Benjamin Woo
Associate Director, School of Journalism and Communication
Associate Professor and Program Head, Communication and Media Studies

Katie Graham
Instructor and Program Director, Media Production and Design


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