Journalism training courses and schools
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Total 73 training course(s)/program(s) at schools in Canada.

University of the Fraser Valley

Training Centres/Campuses: Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission, British Columbia, Canada
Phone No.: 604-504-7441

Journalism (Certificate)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment  V

UFV now offers a certificate in journalism. Journalism is an exciting field and a specialization of communications.

The certificate covers the key basic elements of journalism, researching, investigating, interpreting and communicating news and public affairs. These basic journalism skills will help you in careers that require writing and reporting, and the courses will expose you to writing news for print, radio, TV, and online media.

You may choose to use these skills to freelance, to write news items for your work industries or personal associations, or to simply develop confidence when posting news items online.

Okanagan College

Training Centres/Campuses: Kelowna, Oliver, Penticton, Revelstoke, Salmon Arm, Summerland, Vernon, British Columbia, Canada
Phone No.: 1-877-755-2266

Journalism (Diploma)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment  V

This two-year diploma introduces students to journalism and media criticism and to the contemporary social and cultural context within which journalists work. The program combines writing intensive courses in Communications and English with courses in Philosophy, Political Science, Economics, and Canadian History.

While students may proceed directly to potential entry-level careers in journalism, especially in small markets and independent digital environments, completion of this program is intended primarily to provide students with the liberal arts education necessary to further study in journalism.

Northwest Community College

Training Centres/Campuses: Hazelton, Kitimat, Masset, Smithers, Skidegate, Prince Rupert, Terrace, British Columbia, Canada
Phone No.: 1.877.277.2288

Introduction to Journalism

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment

This course will present an overview of the history, ethics and practice of journalism by covering the interview, writing techniques and story structure, general assignments, business, sports, entertainment, crime and politics , and freelance writing and the nature of ethical reporting.

Vancouver Island University

Training Centre/Campus: Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
Phone No.: 1-888-920-2221

Online Magazine Production Workshop

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment

In this workshop, students will create an online publication comprised of feature articles and creative non-fiction projects written in the prerequisite courses, as well as new content. Students will variously take positions as writers, editors, and content producers, under the editorial supervision of the instructor.

Creative Writing and Journalism

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment  V

The Creative Writing and Journalism department offers introductory, intermediate and advanced-level courses in book publishing, dramatic writing (including writing for the stage and scriptwriting for radio, television and film), fiction, journalism, and poetry, leading to a B.A. with a Major or Minor in Creative Writing and a B.A. with a Minor in Journalism. Students have the opportunity to combine applied and creative writing skills with a background in all aspects of print and electronic publishing including editing, distribution, promotion, and production of print materials.
Note: some courses may not be offered every year.

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Training Centres/Campuses: Langley, Richmond, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
Phone No.: 604-599-2000


Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment  V

Students will learn still and video photojournalism basics for print and online publication. They will explore the differences between photojournalism and other types of photography. They will gain practical experience while photographing and/or video-recording subjects in a variety of lighting conditions and locations requiring different techniques. Students will learn basic video-editing, principles of photo layout and use of photojournalism software such as Adobe Photoshop and Soundslides.

Broadcast Journalism

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment  V

Students will be introduced to radio broadcast journalism which focuses on writing, editing, story production and on-air voice presentation. They will learn to conduct interviews using digital tape recorders, and to select, download and edit clips on Mac computers. They will also learn to identify types of radio stories, beats and programs, and to distinguish between public and private radio formats.


Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment  V

The Journalism program prepares graduates for such positions as multi-media reporters, photojournalists, editors, researchers, and freelance writers. It also gives students valuable transferable skills that can be put to use in many fields of endeavour, including working in a deadline-driven environment, learning how to use social media and journalistic research skills in professional settings, and understanding the many facets of the collection and dissemination of information via the media.

The program is based on academic studies and practical training through seminars, labs and off-campus work experiences. The program features industry-standard software to produce journalism that draws on the full range of multimedia storytelling possibilities, including animation, interactivity, audio and video. Communication Studies courses are also an important part of the program, including exploration of such issues as media law and ethics, media and diversity and media an... [Read More]

St. Lawrence College

Training Centre/Campus: Cornwall, Ontario, Canada
Phone No.: 1-800-463-0752


Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment

This course introduces techniques used by photojournalists. Students learn to work with digital cameras and basic Photoshop software procedures while learning the fundamentals of photography for journalism. Students use Photoshop to manipulate and prepare digital and traditional photos for print.

Journalism (Diploma)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment  V

In an increasingly connected and complex world, finely-tuned research skills are critical when writing stories and interviewing sources. The theory and practical components of this program give students the tools they need to continually ask questions and seek knowledge when completing background research in order to fully understand a developing story. Program content also nurtures a journalist’s natural curiosity, a trait essential to anyone interested in telling our world’s stories.

The program also develops the hard skills required by today’s journalists: reporting, writing, interviewing, editing, desktop publishing, photography, videography, and audio capture and editing. Final Cut, In Design, Photoshop, Quark Xpress and Pinnacle are a few of the industry standard software programs we use on both the Mac and PC computing platforms.

The hands-on philosophy of the Journalism program provides students with the opportunity to develop a portfolio of publ... [Read More]

St. Clair College

Training Centre/Campus: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Phone No.: 1-800-387-0524

Digital Production - Video & Radio Journalism

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment  V

This course builds upon the theory and skills students acquired in VJ I. In VJ II students will produce, gather, write, design and deliver professional news content. Students will work in a deadline-oriented collaborative newsroom, providing stories for the St. Clair College journalism program&,#146,s converged broadcasts, podcasts and publications. Particular emphasis will be placed on individual initiative, self-assignment, independent story acquisition and presentation.

Podcast Journalism

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment

Podcasting will introduce journalism students to a new type of online media delivery. They will publish selected audio files via the internet and become familiar with the digital and online technology to create online TV and radio newscasts, including on online talk show or one-on-one interviews.

Video Journalism

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment

This course introduces students to the writing, hardware and techniques used in television newsgathering, specifically cameras, editing platforms and how the tools are used to support the editorial messages. Students will be responsible for identification, shooting, editing, writing, reporting and performing individual news stories.


Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment

Students will be introduced to the techniques of digital image manipulation. Students will use Adobe PhotoShop software for image enhancement and other treatments as they explore the capacity of this program to prepare work for conventional and new media publications. Assignments of particular relevance to journalists will be emphasized.

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