Deep Thoughts, Bright Ideas

Carleton’s journalism school is more than a professional training ground.

It’s an intellectual hub for faculty and students involved in journalism studies scholarship, research and public discussion about journalism’s past, present and future.

Kesterton Lecture

The endowed Annual Kesterton Lecture series, which began in 2000, is the Carleton Journalism program’s signature public event.

In recognition of the pioneering contribution of journalist and journalism history scholar Wilfred Kesterton, the lectures examine the future of journalism while honouring its past.

Peter Stursberg Foreign Correspondents Lecture

The endowed Annual Peter Stursberg Foreign Correspondents Lecture honours the legacy of famed Canadian war correspondent Peter Stursberg, and recognizes the importance and impact of journalism that bears witness in troubled areas around the world.

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Exploring Journalism

Throughout the academic year, we explore different aspects of journalism and its place in the world with a series of special events featuring prominent journalists.

Journalism - Our Story

Reflecting on our storied past and bright future

Where it began

Carleton University’s journalism program — the oldest and most renowned in Canada — held its first class in a downtown Ottawa meeting hall on Oct. 9, 1945.

Women in journalism

A year later, the Journalism School’s first degrees were conferred on three students. They were all women.


Changes in journalism

Fast forward to the year the journalism program leapt with both feet into digital with the creation of Capital Current.