It's an exciting time to be a journalist, and no greater need for good journalism exists than right now. In our increasingly multi-platform, 140-character world, the journalist must be the person who gives meaning and context to complicated stories that we citizens need to make informed, rational, and sensible decisions affecting our local, national, and international communities. Despite the wonderful technologies that are transforming their profession, great journalists remain true to some very old ideas about curiosity and courage, holding those in power accountable and exposing injustices in whatever forms they take. Great journalists never forget that accuracy, balance, and fairness matter!
If you promise to be critical, curious, and brave, willing to take a chance on stories you believe in, then our department promises to give you the support and guidance necessary to make those stories happen. That promise also includes training you in the basics of good journalism practice and giving you access to state of the art technology so you can function in a multi-platform news environment. We stand behind our graduates who always do us proud. I'm happy to say many, many of them now practice journalism all over the world and just down the street.
We have no doubt that those completing our undergraduate and graduate diploma programs can succeed in any journalistic form they wish to undertake. Also, our department will soon offer a graduate diploma in photojournalism, and we're certain those future journalists will produce important, visually compelling stories. Finally, journalism's impact on culture and society is undeniable, so, for those scholars wishing to explore that research avenue, we offer an M.A. in journalism studies. Many of those graduates have returned to journalism or are pursuing their Ph.D.'s.
In closing, I can only add that whoever wrote the old saying about curiosity killing the cat was NOT a journalist. Explore our website to see what we have to offer you.
Page Title: Message from the Chair - Concordia University - Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Date Printed: Tue December 10, 2013