An open letter to our students

Carleton University’s journalism program is the oldest in the country. As such we have a responsibility to acknowledge the role we have played in the perpetuation of systemic racism in the education of young journalists. Equally important, we have a responsibility to be clear about the actions we are undertaking as we try to address the very real concerns about the lack of diversity and inclusion in our program.

Read the full letter and see what we are doing on equity, diversity and inclusion. 

Read the program’s 2021 progress report on our commitments to equity, diversity and inclusion.

The future of Journalism is here

We train the 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.

Journalism Plus

Canada’s first Journalism school is still doing what it has always done best – delivering Journalism Plus.

           Get hands-on professional training plus academic depth, from the classroom to the workplace.

Earn an undergraduate Combined Honours degree by studying Journalism plus another discipline – everything from English to Law, Psychology to Human Rights.

Or pursue your passion for science communication by taking Journalism plus science courses for a Concentration in Health Sciences.

Take a look at what you can do

    Election streeters: first-year Journalism students interview young voters

60-second videos: hands-on work by our journalists of tomorrow

Take a look at where you can go

Allie Elwell, Senior Publicist for The Crown (Bachelor of Journalism '10)

J.P. Tasker, Senior Writer, CBC Parliamentary Bureau (Master of Journalism '14)

Alison Mah, Deputy City Editor, Ottawa Citizen / Sun (Master of Journalism '14)

Oliver Sachgau, Munich-based journalist, Bloomberg (Bachelor of Journalism '15)

Andrew Chang, Host of CBC's The National (Bachelor of Journalism '04)

Heba Aly, Director of The New Humanitarian, Geneva (Bachelor of Journalism '06)

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Journalism matters during tumultuous times

For nearly 75 years our Journalism program has been at the forefront of professional practice and on the front lines of inquiry into journalism’s role in society.

We continue that tradition as people around the world turn to journalists to help them make sense of the most significant social and economic crisis of our generation.

Join us for our global online forum Journalism in the Time of Crisis – an exploration of the intersection between journalism and COVID-19.

October 22 and 23, 2020

We are a founding member of J-Schools Canada ÉcolesJ, a national organization of journalism programs dedicated to promoting quality journalism education in Canada and abroad.

J-Schools Canada ÉcolesJ is the Canadian affiliate of the World Journalism Education Council (WJEC), and is currently chaired by a member of our faculty.


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