In Centennial College’s three-year journalism program, you will gain the skills you need to navigate and succeed in a changing industry.

By going from the classroom to the newsroom, you will come to understand the multifaceted and fast-paced journalism industry, which focuses on interesting people, places and things.

In this program you will:

Cover a variety of topics while developing the critical foundation skills you will need for the industry;
Apply your newsroom skills to an award-winning community newspaper, a magazine, a news website and radio-television news — all of which will make you versatile and industry-ready as soon as you graduate;
Develop new multiplatform skills for the evolving world of news reporting.
From covering breaking news to exploring human-interest stories, as a journalist you will be responsible for reporting events, interviewing newsmakers and examining the issues of our times.


Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent
Grade 12 English C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required)


Semester 1
Tools and Processes for Communicators
College Communications 2
Making Sense of the Canadian Political Economy and Influence in Canadian Society
Reporting 1

Semester 2
Imaging: Photography
Global Citizenship: From Social Analysis to Social Action
Reporting 2
Journalism Law and Ethics
Copy Editing

Semester 3
Media: Theory, Workplace and Issues
College Communications 3
Reporting 3
Journalism Design
Imaging: Photojournalism
Multiplatform Journalism

Semester 4
General Education Elective
Magazine/Freelance Journalism
Advanced Interviewing Techniques
Editorial Writing
News Laboratory 1
Radio News

Semester 5
Beat Reporting
News Laboratory 2
Television News
Journalism Career Management

Semester 6
Field Placement

Salidas profesionales

Career Outlook
Layout Artist

Areas of Employment
Large and small newspapers
Online publications
Radio and television newsrooms

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