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Journalism - Communications

Loyalist College
Program overview
6 semesters
Full time
Diploma / certificate
Scholarships available

Start dates
September 2023

September 2024

September 2025

About this program

Journalism - Communications

The headline today: "The face of journalism is changing as fast as new events occur, but good storytelling and solid research remain essential." Journalists must adapt to new means of delivering the news. Earn a competitive edge with reporting, writing and editing skills for online, television, radio and print within this ever-evolving industry.

Admission requirements

Required academic preparation

  • OSSD/OSSGD or equivalent with courses at the general, advanced, (C), (U) or (M) level, AND
  • Grade 12 English (C) level or equivalent

Additional requirements

  • A College vehicle is available for use on assignment by students with a G-level driver’s licence and Driver Abstract (insurance provided).

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the college website.

Is it for you?

Journalists often walk a complex line between getting a story first, and getting it right. To succeed in journalism, you need:

  • An inquisitive mind
  • Strong writing and storytelling skills
  • The ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Perseverance

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Program content

First Year - Semester One

  • Audio Content Creation 1
  • Communication for Career Success
  • Industry Focus 1
  • Media Writing 1
  • Multimedia Storytelling 1
  • Visual Content Creation 1

First Year - Semester Two

  • Audio Content Creation 2
  • Ethics and Current Affairs
  • Industry Focus 2
  • Media Writing 2
  • Multimedia Storytelling 2
  • Visual Content Creation 2

Second Year - Semester Three

  • Advanced Multimedia Storytelling Skills
  • Indigenous Understanding
  • Reporting and Interviewing- The Inquisitive Skills
  • The Newsroom 1
  • Writing for Journalists 1

Second Year - Semester Four

  • Data Journalism
  • Field Placement
  • Field Placement Preparation
  • Live News
  • The Newsroom 2
  • Writing for Journalists 2- Long Form and Feature

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the college website for more information.

Program delivery

Experiential learning

Get a well-rounded set of skills in our all-platform newsroom in Loyalist’s new Digital Media Centre. You will:

  • Develop hands-on skills in research, writing and interviewing.
  • Use digital tools and apps for gathering and sharing stories, video, social media and interactive journalism.
  • Create newscasts for the federally licensed College radio station, 91X.
  • Work with a team of student reporters, ENG shooters, producers, anchors and editors to produce a web-based television newscast.
  • Publish original work for the student-produced community online news service, QNet News (
  • Learn with guest speakers from the community and from large market radio stations, newspapers and TV networks.
  • Cap off your studies with on-the-job experience during an eight-week field placement. Placements have been completed at newsgathering organizations across the country including the Winnipeg Free Press, Windsor Star, Bracebridge Examiner/Gravenhurst Banner, CHEX-TV and CTV.


  • Domestic Tuition: $2,722.08
  • Full-Time Ancillary Fees:* $1,462
  • Total: $4,184.08


Credential: Two-year Ontario College Diploma

Career paths

Find your career

  • Students are prepared to work in radio, television, newspaper, magazine and online newsrooms.
  • Graduates find work as writers, reporters, photographers, editors, freelancers, web content providers, editorial assistants, videographers, program hosts and news anchors.
  • The skills developed in this program can also lead to careers in public and media relations, and educational, training or industrial video production.

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About this institute

Loyalist College 

Loyalist College empowers students, faculty, staff, and partners through experiential, economic, cluster-based applied programs and research that provide career-ready graduates for, and knowledge transfer to, industry and the community....

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Why study at Loyalist College

In a world obsessed with big, we are small.

Small gives us the power to do big things. And things that make a big difference to our students, community, and partners. In an impersonal world of big lecture halls and stadium seating, we know our students by name and circumstance.

Small frees us to provide personal one-on-one attention, in small classes and learning environments. Small means our students feel like they matter. That they belong. That they are no longer invisible in a world which had passed them by. Small means that we can move mountains to help every student succeed, confident in who they are and what they are capable of becoming.

We are Loyalist College of Applied Arts and Technology.

We are small.

Contact info

Loyalist College

376 Wallbridge Loyalist Road, Box 4200
K8N 5B9 Belleville Ontario

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