J-Schools and Programs

Jul 16, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

In an effort to combat declining enrollment, Concordia University is considering a graduate program aimed at training students to report for international NGOs. Education columnist Janice Tibbetts asks if that’s wise.

Apr 29, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Journalism startups emerging in Canada is an exciting and welcome trend, writes Julie Ireton. But aside from that innovative thinking, j-schools need to become the incubator for a new, digital, innovative media industry in Canada and teach students the tools and skills to move their entrepreneurial ideas to the next level.

Mar 27, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Carleton University journalism students undertook an ambitious project to data map all the funding announced in 2013 by the federal government. J-Source publisher and Carleton journalism professor Christopher Waddell explains how his students worked with CBC to complete the project and the bumps along the road and his students write about the challenges they encountered.

Mar 24, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

It’s time to talk about how onstage interviews are, too often, awful. We see them again and again: live, onstage presentations where the interviewer mistakenly believes he or she is as important as the guest. University of King's College journalism professor David Swick shares his tips on how to interview onstage and moderate panels. 

Mar 11, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Langara College journalism instructor Ethan Baron explains how his innovative new course on news-drone training teaches students the essential technical skills, as well as the proper safety and ethical considerations, of operating drones.

Mar 10, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

While covering the Olympics in a foreign country presents logistical challenges, working at home in Canada to manage the deluge of content coming in from the Sochi Games had its own set of challenges. Ryerson journalism student Alex Chippin shares what he learned on his internship at Yahoo Canada Sports. 

Mar 07, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

A new public database of Canadian journalism research will make it easier to discover which topics are being explored in journalism schools across the country.

Mar 05, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

The University of Ottawa won’t welcome a new crop of journalism students this fall as its program remains under review for a second year. Education editor Melanie Coulson reports.

Feb 06, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

What are the best practices for verifying information on social media? What are the common misconceptions journalists have about user-generated content? These are some of the questions The Verification Handbook, a new, free resource for journalists and humanitarian aid workers, hopes to answer. J-Source Education Editor Melanie Coulson interviewed Craig Silverman, the editor of the book.

Feb 06, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

The modern newsroom will necessarily include developers working side-by-side with journalists, and journalism schools need to adapt to that new reality, writes Canada.com homepage editor William Wolfe-Wylie. Sometimes that will be as a newsroom developer. Frequently, it will not be. Plus, take the poll: Should journalism schools teach coding? 

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J-Schools and Programs


Melanie CoulsonStudying journalism is an increasingly popular option for many high school students in Canada. Inside this section you will find links to a wide variety of post-secondary journalism programs at colleges and universities across the country. Melanie Coulson teaches digital journalism at Carleton University.