Everywhere you look, people are tweeting, posting, sharing, writing, shooting video, creating audio projects and more. But how can you tell what’s accurate, what has merit and what is important? The need for news and expertise – the hallmark of journalism at Humber – has never been greater.
Our program is designed to give you the tools you need to seek opportunities in all aspects of the digital workplace. We’ll get you ready to work in a wide variety of communications-based enterprises, including traditional journalism and the vast and fast-developing world of digital journalism.
While historically many graduates have found work as a reporter for a newspaper, a radio or TV station, or as a magazine feature writer, today you may be just as likely to see your career develop in digital communications, either working for an enterprise or developing your own independent entrepreneurial brand.
There are hundreds of media companies across Canada and thousands of potential openings are forecast by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada over the next decade. As media organizations change to meet the needs of the public, there are more opportunities for people with modern communication skill sets to begin their careers. These skills are transferable to all industries and sectors – wherever there are organizations looking to communicate their message, build their brand and tell their stories.
Our Industry Partnerships
Humber Journalism is proud of its extensive industry partners, which include CBC, CTV, Global TV, 680News, TSN, TVO, City TV, Toronto Star, National Post, Toronto Sun, The Globe and Mail, MSN, Yahoo, Sportsnet 590 THE FAN, CHTV, Rogers TV, CTV Barrie, Transcontinental Magazines, Metroland Newspapers, Business Information Group, the Ontario Community Newspaper Association, The Canadian Daily Newspaper Association, The Discovery Network, HGTV, The Weather Network, The Hamilton Spectator, MTV Canada, etalk and ET Canada.
Our faculty members come from a variety of journalism backgrounds, with many working in the industry side by side with Humber Journalism graduates. Our faculty members take part in international conferences, speak at conventions and corporate functions, and judge industry competitions. This helps keep our program current and connected.
You’ll gain valuable first-hand experience through an assigned 30-day work placement, usually unpaid, in the final year of your studies. You’ll work with leading media companies in Toronto and across Canada. Internships are a great way for you to enhance your resumé, form lasting industry connections and, in some cases, be hired immediately upon graduating or even before school ends.
Since Humber is located in Toronto, home to dozens of traditional and new media companies, and has a strong reputation among journalists, you’ll have the opportunity to work with some of the most dynamic and diverse media organizations in Canada.
Alternative Course of Study
Humber also offers the Bachelor of Journalism degree program 22241.
Your Future Study Options
Journalism graduates with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 70 per cent or more will be considered for admission to Humber’s Bachelor of Journalism degree program. Graduates may then complete the degree program with the equivalent of four semesters of full-time study, plus a work term. Graduates must also possess ENG4U, Humber’s COMM 200/WRIT 100 or COMM 300/WRIT 200 with a grade of 70 per cent or more, plus a Grade 11 U-level Mathematics or equivalent.
Qualified graduates of this program may be eligible to apply their academic credits toward further study at many postsecondary institutions. Visit humber.ca/transferoptions for detailed information.