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One-Year Bachelor of Journalism

One-Year Bachelor of Journalism

University of King's College

Learn It. Do It. Share It.

You are driven to tell stories. You are curious about the world around you. You want to share your passion and explore issues that matter.

Turn your interest into a journalism career.

This degree builds upon the broad undergraduate education you already have to give you the professional skill set to become a working journalist in just one year. You’ll gain the practical, ethical and technical knowledge to thrive in the digital news environment. You’ll participate in hands-on workshops to tell stories in specific media such as radio, television, newspaper, magazine and mobile. No experience in journalism is required.

Investigate a trend using a spreadsheet. Shoot high-quality video. Engage your audience.

Join the strong network of King’s grads working as journalists across Canada and around the globe.

Take the one-year Bachelor of Journalism as a standalone program or as the first year of a two-year Master of Journalism with streams in Data & Investigative or New Ventures.

Basic Training

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.

Internship

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.

"Last week someone asked if I could relive a year of my life again...I said my year at King's."

Allison Devereaux
Allison Devereaux

CBC News, Halifax, , 2008

Check out the Signal, the School of Journalism’s media outlet


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