College of the North Atlantic offers two journalism streams: a two-year diploma program and a one-year post-diploma program, which is for post-secondary graduates. Both programs enable students to tell stories across platforms – text, video, audio, photojournalism and the Internet.Adapting to the new realities of journalism, students learn to use social media, mobile devices and even drones to tell stories. Students acquire real-world experience in the program, particularly through a field placement in a professional Journalism workplace setting.

The diploma program is offered at our Prince Philip Drive campus in St. John’s. Students learn in a hands-on environment, honing their skills as storytellers by producing a news website, radio shows and TV productions. They have access to a radio studio and up-to-date video and audio equipment. In addition to core journalism courses, the students round out their education with related and elective courses.

The post-diploma program is offered via distance, with the exception of a four-week field placement. This stream allows students who already possess a university or college degree to acquire the core journalism skills necessary to work as professional journalists while developing media skills that are transferable to other professions.


1. High School graduation with 60% average in nine level 3000 credits or equivalent/minimum of 60% in level 3000 English
2. Comprehensive Arts and Science (CAS) Transition Certificate
3. Adult Basic Education (ABE) (Level III) graduation with General College Profile (or Business-Related College Profile or Degree and Technical Profile) with average pass mark of 60%
4. Mature Student Designation: For Mature Student Requirements see Procedure AC-102-PR Admission

A university degree OR minimum of a two-year college diploma from an institution recognized by College of the North Atlantic (OR a combination of other post-secondary work and industry experience acceptable to the college)


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Program websites

Journalism Diploma

Journalism Post-Diploma

Student publication

Kicker is produced by student journalists at College of the North Atlantic.