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 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 learn the fundamentals of creating a new enterprise including market identification and raising start-up funds, in preparation for embarking on their professional project.

 

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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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Business Fundamentals for Journalists

JOUR6900.03
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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New Venture Creation

JOUR6903.03
Fall
Rowe Management Building - Room 1011
Lecture: T 1435-1725
Tutorial: W 1235-1425
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Emerging Business Models in Journalism

JOUR7001.03
Fall
New Academic Building - Frazee Room
M 1005-1125
W 1005-1125
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Winter Term

In the winter term, students develop their capstone project, a business or business model, under the guidance of a faculty mentor and a professional in the field. New Ventures students can take their projects to the Halifax Startup competition, and can conclude the program with a pitch for feedback from a panel of business professionals.