Master of Journalism

University of King's College

Watch our recent webinar to learn more about this program.

Push the boundaries of what journalism can be.

You enjoy systematic research, crunching large data sets to discover hidden patterns and using the results to tell evidence-driven stories.

You’re ready to discover the latest storytelling techniques and to learn how to write computer scripts that mine data from the web.

You crave the sharp advantage in the digital world that King’s Master of Journalism will give you.

You want to join the strong network of King’s Master of Journalism alumni working as journalists across Canada and around the globe like Sofia Ortega, who reported from Mexico on the migrant caravan for the Associated Press, and Alexander Quon, who investigated seven years of food inspection records in Nova Scotia for a Global News series

Gold Award
Best Student Journalism
Atlantic Journalism Awards 2017
9:04:35: Remembering the Halifax Explosion

Gold Award
Best Article or Series (Academic)
Canadian Online Publishing Awards 2017
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“I’m so excited to be part of something that’s so large, on a national scale. It’s different than anything I’ve done before.”

— Lyndsay Armstrong, current MJ student who’s part of the National Student Investigative Reporting Network, pictured here far left with fellow MJ student Megan O’Toole and Assistant Professor Pauline Dakin.

Admissions and Advanced Standing

For most applicants, the Master of Journalism is a two-year program. The first year is an intensive introduction to reporting practice for which you’ll receive King’s Bachelor of Journalism degree. The second year is a deeper dive into multimedia journalism with a focus on long-form investigative reporting. You’re 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 and complete your Master of Journalism in 10 months. This accelerated path is open to students who have completed a Bachelor of Journalism degree or equivalent. It is also open to journalists with an undergraduate degree in a discipline other than journalism plus at least five years full-time experience in the field.

Fred Vallance-Jones, a multiple-award winning journalist, leads the investigative instruction.

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Curriculum

The 10-month Master program runs from June to April with 12 of 30 credits in the summer term, and nine in each of the fall and winter terms. In summer and fall terms, you’ll stay on campus while in the winter term you may complete your capstone professional project from another location.

SUMMER & FALL TERMS

You’ll learn storytelling from a multi-platform approach. You’ll broaden your ability to do investigative research. You’ll master the ability to find data in public records and discover how to harness emerging data analysis technologies to craft rich, investigative projects.

Explore courses
Summer

Audience and Content Strategies

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

Digital Journalism I

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

Mobile Reporting

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

Public Records Research

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

Digital Journalism II

JOUR6003.03
Fall
Arts & Administration - Computer Lab
R 1335-1625

Methods of Investigative Journalism

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

Winter Term

In the winter term, you’ll develop your capstone project—a deep-dive investigative report under the guidance of a faculty mentor .

"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, 2012

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