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Journalism - Print and Broadcast

Advanced Diploma
School of Media Studies & Information Technology
Application Program Code 04751
Humber North Campus
Six semesters, beginning in September

Your Career

In an era when information drives virtually every sector of society, the role of professional journalists in print, broadcast and online has never been more critical. While online media today extend a platform to anyone with a message, professional journalists must be capable of gathering and reporting news about our world accurately, incisively and ethically, with a honed understanding of what's important. Humber's program provides training in the professional skills needed to perform this difficult and important work across the spectrum of today's multimedia.

Our Program

Humber's program provides training in the professional skills needed to perform this difficult work. During the first two years, participants focus on acquiring the general skills of journalism, and writing in the various styles and formats demanded by magazines, newspapers, radio, television, and online publications.

In the third and final year, students specialize in a pathway - print (newspaper/magazine) or broadcast (radio/television). Also in these final two semesters, students expand their mastery of working online and take part in valuable internships and gain specialized skills to succeed in the growing online media environment.

Refer to our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) at humber.ca/faq for up-to-date information.

Work Placement

Students gain valuable first-hand experience through an assigned, 30-day internship (paid or unpaid) in final year.

Our Industry Partnerships

Industry partners include CBC Television and CBC Radio, FAN590, 680News, CFRB, CTV, TSN, CHTV, Rogers TV, TVOntario, A-Channel Barrie, National Post, Toronto Sun, The Toronto Star, Transcontinental Magazines, Metroland Newspapers, Business Information Group, the Ontario Community Newspaper Association, and The Canadian Daily Newspaper Association.

Your Future Study Options

Qualified graduates of this program may be eligible to apply their academic credits toward further study at many postsecondary institutions. For detailed information, visit our Web site at transferguide.humber.ca or refer to the Humber Transfer Guide.

Admission Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status
  • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U). If English is not your first language refer to the English Language Proficiency Policy in this publication.
  • Five Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, U or M courses in addition to those listed above
  • Attendance at an information/assessment session, which includes:
    • completion of an essay (topic assigned at session), which will be assessed for English proficiency and content
    • general knowledge questionnaire
    • grammar assessment.

Note: Refer to the Selection Procedures for more information

Fees

The 2009/2010 fee for two semesters is
- domestic $3,252.70
- international $11,730.

For further information, refer to Fees and Financial Assistance in this publication.

Curriculum - Journalism - Print and Broadcast

Semester 1 (20 hours/week) Credits
JRNL 100 Fundamentals of Reporting 5
JRNL 114 Basic Photography 2
JRNL 115 Broadcast Writing 2
JRNL 130 Media Law and Ethics 2
COMM 201 College Writing Skills - Journalism 3
HUMA 024 Humanities 3
GNED General Education Elective 3
Semester 2 (22 hours/week) Credits
JRNL 205 Newspaper Reporting 1 5
JRNL 211 Interviewing Skills 2
JRNL 213 Broadcast Equipment and Techniques 3
JRNL 214 News Photography 2
JRNL 220 Beat Reporting 2
JRNL 221 Political Reporting 2
COMM 301 Professional Writing Skills- Journalism 3
GNED General Education Elective 3
Semester 3 (21 hours/week) Credits
JRNL 302 Magazine Writing 3
JRNL 305 Radio News and Voice Training 2
JRNL 306 Newspaper Reporting 2 4
JRNL 311 TV Production 3
JRNL 315 Page Design for Journalism 2
JRNL 316 Web Writing and Design 2
JRNL 320 Copy Editing/Computer-Assisted Reporting 2
COMM 400 Literature and Composition 1 - University Transfer 3
Semester 4 (20 hours/week) Credits
JRNL 400 Magazine Editing and Production 3
JRNL 402 Radio News 3 3
JRNL 413 Multi-Platform Community Reporting 3
JRNL 414 TV News/Videography 3
JRNL 415 Digital Prepress for Journalism 2
COMM 401 Literature and Composition 2 - University Transfer 3
GNED General Education Elective 3

Note: In semester five, students may choose from either of the two profiles.


Broadcast Profile
Semester 5 (19 hours/week) Credits
JRNL 004 Journalism Broadcast Group 9
JRNL 523 Multimedia Management 2
JRNL 541 Journalism Internship 8
Semester 6 (17 hours/week) Credits
JRNL 004 Journalism Broadcast Group 9
JRNL 641 Virtual Desk 8

Print Profile
Semester 5 (19 hours/week) Credits
JRNL 003 Journalism Print Group 9
JRNL 523 Multimedia Management 2
JRNL 541 Journalism Internship 8
Semester 6 (17 hours/week) Credits
JRNL 003 Journalism Print Group 9
JRNL 641 Virtual Desk 8

Alternative Course of Study

Humber also offers the Journalism - Accelerated postgraduate diploma program 04901.


Contact Information

Mike Karapita, program co-ordinator
mike.karapita@humber.ca
or Carey French, program co-ordinator
carey.french@humber.ca

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