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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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 IRIN News, Geneva (Bachelor of Journalism '06)
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.
Not one, but two book nominations for Jacques Poitras (BJ ’90/MJ ’91)
Most authors count themselves lucky to be nominated for even one of this country's celebrated book awards. Jacques Poitras (BJ '90/MJ '91) is on shortlists for two distinguished awards – the Shaughnessy... More
Journalism students investigate water issues in the Ottawa Valley
An investigative reporting class last fall that brought together Carleton fourth-year Bachelor of Journalism and second-year Master of Journalism students has produced a series of feature stories in the National... More
MJ students receive awards, funding for field work
Six Master of Journalism students will be travelling to five different continents to conduct fieldwork for their Master’s Research Projects, supported by more than $35,000 in funds from the School’s... More
Boswell edits essay collection on “The Futuristic Past”
Why remember history when your smartphone will do it for you?
Katie Graham to join the Bachelor of Media Production and Design program
Coming to Carleton’s Bachelor of Media Production and Design program from architecture may not seem an obvious progression but it works for Katie Graham. The BMPD’s second full-time faculty member... More
Carleton Journalism students win prestigious Joan Donaldson scholarships
Two Carleton University Master of Journalism students, Olivia Robinson and Levi Garber, are among the winners of the Joan Donaldson Scholarship for 2019, following a national competition. Named after the... More
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
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