The professional project is a substantial, in-depth piece of journalism. Normally it consists of several thousand words of text plus photos. The project will involve broad, deep research, multiple interviews, excellent photography and precise writing. It can be based on data and include online multimedia such as data visualizations, but these will not be required for all projects. The courses in the rest of the program will help you develop the skills needed to do excellent work.
The professional project is expected to be of such quality that it can be published in a major media outlet such as a national or international magazine, newspaper or online publication. It will be completed over nine months starting in the summer between the first and second academic years. Students will receive one-on-one mentoring from faculty, leading journalists and independent experts.
Two electives at the 6xxx.03 level must be completed. These can be from the following King’s courses, from Dalhousie University, or with approval, courses from other institutions, and can be completed in any term except the first fall term. All elective credits taken at King’s or Dalhousie are charged at the Journalism program rate.