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.
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.
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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 administered by our journalism program at Carleton.
60 Seconds Into the Future: Videos today by the Journalists of Tomorrow
As the major creative assignment for the first term of their first year in the Bachelor of Journalism, the students of JOUR1001 work in teams of two to make a... More
Remembering Peter Calamai: Journalist, Teacher and ‘Advocate for Science, Literacy and Journalistic Professionalism’ (1943-2019)
Peter Calamai, a leading figure in Canadian journalism for decades and an adjunct research professor at the School of Journalism and Communication since 2001, died on Jan. 22 at his... More
2019 CMTS Internship
Carleton has sent more than 200 students from the School of Journalism and Communication abroad on media internships in the past decade. The first media internships took place through the... More
Carleton’s Journalism program celebrates Capital Current’s first term
It’s been several years in the making. The first hint of the School’s new digital publication came during the May 25, 2015 meeting of journalism faculty members. That’s when they... More
Journalism’s Kathryn O’Hara on training scientists to talk to people.
The Canadian Science Policy Conference is known to policy wonks as a one stop shop to discuss big issues, and to young scientists as a place to get advice on how... More
The launching of Capital Current
Carleton Journalism students have officially launched the new digital-only Capital Current platform, publishing stories that matter to Ottawa residents, from news and in-depth coverage of important issues to offbeat features and profiles... More
Boswell writes foreword to aerial history of Ottawa
Journalism professor Randy Boswell penned the foreword to a new then-and-now-style historical book by photographer John McQuarrie. Ottawa: An Aerial Panorama, the latest in McQuarrie’s “Spirit of Place” series of... More
Dornan’s European tour
Prof. Chris Dornan was on the road to present two papers over the summer. The first — “The News Media, Social Media, and Hegemonic Disruption” — was delivered to the... More
Boswell edits collection of essays looking to 2067
Boswell edits volume that asks: ‘Whither Canada in 2067?’ Journalism professor Randy Boswell edited a newly published collection of essays prompted by last year’s Canada 150 celebrations and envisioning what... More
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