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Master of Journalism (Data & Investigative)

Master of Journalism (Data & Investigative)

University of King's College

Where will Journalism be in five years? Following you.

Do systematic research, crunch large data sets to discover hidden patterns, and put the results to work in evidence-driven stories. Discover the latest storytelling techniques, and learn how to write computer programs to mine data from the web.

Want a sharp advantage in the digital world? Welcome to King’s.

You will work with award-winning journalists in a series of small production workshops and intimate seminar classes over two years.  Hone your fundamental storytelling skills on multiple media platforms in year one. Dive deeply into digital and data techniques in year two and finish with an investigative data project published on your own interactive website.

Push the boundaries of where journalism can go and what journalism can be.

 

Admissions and Advanced Standing

You are eligible to apply for the two-year program if you have an undergraduate degree in any discipline. If you already have a strong foundation in journalism, you may enter the program in the second year with advanced standing. The accelerated path is open to students who have completed a Bachelor of Journalism degree, or equivalent, and to working journalists who have a minimum of five years’ experience in the field.

The investigative and data stream is led by Fred Vallance-Jones, a multiple-award winning journalist whose work has been recognized by the National Newspaper Awards, the IRE Awards, the Michener Awards, and the Canadian Association of Journalists Awards. Fred’s students have also been recognized multiple times for their investigative work. He is co-author of the widely used texts Digging Deeper: A Canadian Reporter’s Research Guide and Computer-Assisted Reporting: A Comprehensive Primer, and a contributor to several other journalism and communications texts.

Offered in partnership with

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Curriculum

Students will either enter the masters program having completed the one-year Bachelor of Journalism, or having requisite education or experience in journalism practice.

The 10-month masters program runs from June to April with a 12 of 30 credits in the summer term, and 9 in each of the fall and winter terms.  In summer and fall terms, students will stay in residence while in the winter term their capstone professional project may be done off campus.

SUMMER & FALL TERMS

The first two terms prime students for a career in the ever-changing world of journalism in the digital age. They will learn storytelling from a multi-platform approach. Students then broaden their ability to do investigative research. They master the ability to find data in public records, and then discover how to harness emerging data analysis technologies to craft fascinating, investigative projects.

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Summer

Audience and Content Strategies

JOUR6002.03
Summer
Arts & Administration - Seminar 2
T 0935-1225
R 0935-1225
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Digital Journalism I

JOUR6001.03
Summer
Arts & Administration - Computer Lab
M 0935-1225
W 0935-1225
F 0935-1225
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Mobile Reporting

JOUR7003.03
Summer
Arts & Administration - Computer Lab
W 0935-1225
F 0935-1225
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Public Records Research

JOUR6700.03
Summer
Arts & Administration - Computer Lab
T 0935-1225
R 0935-1225
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Fall

Digital Journalism II

JOUR6003.03
Fall
Arts & Administration - Computer Lab
R 1335-1625
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Methods of Investigative Journalism

JOUR6701.06
Fall
New Academic Building - Seminar Room
W 1435-1725
R 0935-1225
F 1435-1725
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Winter

Winter Term

In the winter term, students develop their capstone project, a deep-dive investigative report under the guidance of a faculty mentor and a professional in the field.

"The program opened a door for me. It is awesome to do investigative reports, data mining and analysis!"

Yu Na
Yu Na

Editor MyCOS Research, Beijing, Master of Journalism (Data & Investigative), 2012


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