Master of Journalism Program Approved for SSHRC Funding

Master of Journalism Program Approved for SSHRC Funding

The new Master of Journalism in Investigative Reporting has been approved for SSHRC funding. This means that alumni with a Bachelor of Journalism degree are eligible to apply for up to $17,500 in funding from the Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships Program.

Alumni who graduated more than a year ago should apply for the scholarship before December 15. You do not need to apply for admission to the graduate program before you apply for the scholarship.

SSHRC funding is a significant milestone for our new degree. Pre-professional programs are not often included in SSHRC, and we are very pleased that the agency has recognized the depth of the research involved in the degree.

In other news, the first year of the program has gone extremely well. We have an interesting mix of excellent students; some have deep experience in the field and others came to us fresh from their undergraduate studies. They will leave campus in January to begin their professional projects working under the guidance of expert mentors. The experience of the first year has validated our decision to make this a one-year degree, to offer two specializations and to limit admission to those with journalism experience or a journalism degree.

In year two, renowned investigative journalist David McKie will again join the team delivering the investigative reporting stream, and Andrew Cochran, regional manager of CBC, is joining the team that delivers the new ventures stream of the degree.

You can find more information about applications to SSHRC grants here.

– King’s School of Journalism Director Kelly Toughill

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