The program begins with an 8-week boot camp that gives you a crash course in the tenets of good journalism. You’ll learn what separates a professional journalist isn’t the tools, but the skills.
Students complete the training module and are then integrated with 4th year students from the Bachelor of Journalism (honours) for the workshop blocks.
Please Note: not all the workshops will be offered each year. Course offerings will depend upon interest and enrolment each year.
Students must select two of the following workshops:
plus one of the following:
Students will do a month-long internship at an approved news outlet. Many students intern at CBC offices across the country, as well as local radio, newspaper, magazine and online news organizations. They submit a list of preferences for outlets and cities, and placements will be made based on availability and suitability. Students are not limited in their choices; there have been placements everywhere from Toronto to Iqaluit, providing students an opportunity to explore possible career prospects, or to broaden their horizons.
Students pursuing the two-year masters end the one-year bachelor portion in April and begin the masters component in June.