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.
Canada’s first Journalism school is still doing what it has always done best – delivering Journalism Plus.
Hands-on professional training plus academic depth for undergraduate and graduate students, from the classroom to the workplace.
Undergraduate students can earn a Combined Honours degree by pairing their Journalism major with another program.
Those with a passion for science communication can pair their Journalism major with a Concentration in Health Sciences.
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Problems with Calgary’s Election Polls: Report Released
An independent panel of academics, including Paul Adams of Carleton’s journalism school, has released a report on the problems with public opinion polls in the Calgary election in the fall... More
Short docs by Journalism students featured on CBC’s Absolutely Ottawa
More than half a dozen talented student documentary-makers show off their work on CBC's Absolutely Ottawa this summer. Here's the full list: It is Good Jacqui Du Toit left her... More
Vicky McArthur: the Bachelor of Media Production and Design’s first faculty member
A brand new degree for the School of Journalism and Communication naturally calls for recruiting a faculty member with a background very different from those traditionally hired over the nearly... More
Capital News Online gets a brand new identity
Just as it is about to turn 21, we are saying goodbye to Capital News Online – the first digital publication produced by journalism students at Carleton – and hello... More
Popplewell’s ‘Head Games’ probe earns National Magazine Awards nomination
Assistant Journalism Professor Brett Popplewell has earned a National Magazine Awards nomination in the Investigative Reporting category for his September 2017 story “Head Games,” a probe of the scientific battle... More
Sarah Everts: Journalism program’s new CTV Chair in Digital Science Journalism
Chemicals as weapons of war. The history of processed food. What science can tell us about Mona Lisa’s complexion. This is a tiny sampling of what science journalist Sarah Everts... More
Journalism grad’s new book tells the story of Canadian Jews during Second World War
She has been a journalist with CBC and CTV and a freelance foreign correspondent based in Rome. She's currently a journalism professor at Centennial College in Toronto. And now Ellin Bessner... More
A new generation of Journalism alumni
Meet two graduates of our Journalism program who made a seamless transition from the classroom to the newsroom. Stefan Keyes (BJ '09) is a News Anchor at CTV News... More
Carleton Journalism Alumna Leah Mol Wins CBC Short Story Prize
by Elizabeth Murphy Carleton University alumna Leah Mol (BJ/10), a graduate of the School of Journalism and Communication, is the winner of the 2018 CBC Short Story Prize. Mol’s original... More
Former MJ Directs Orca Doc in Iceland under NatGeo Grant
A new documentary began filming on the Snæfellsnes Peninsula in west Iceland on 15th of April, 2018. A former MJ student, Fangliang Xu, is the director and cinematographer for this... More
Vice magazine publishes third-year Journalism student’s story
First Sir John A. and now Gandhi. Student activists want to oust Carleton’s statue of Gandhi, arguing his past was tainted by racism and misogyny. Following similar clashes over figures... More