Read a newspaper or magazine in Canada, turn on the radio or television, and you’ll likely find a byline, hear a voice, or see a face that belongs to a former Concordia student. We’re very proud of our journalism program and the students who’ve studied here. They work for media organizations across the country and around the world, from London to Seoul. They’re reporting from Afghanistan and Haiti; writing for online sites about arts and culture; covering local beats for community newspapers; anchoring broadcasts and producing them, and establishing blogs on myriad topics. In short, they’re informing and entertaining hundreds of thousands of readers and listeners every day.
As journalism educators, we’re striving to prepare students for the future. Over the past few years, our department has undertaken a number of initiatives to ensure our students are ready for whatever awaits them. Our facilities and equipment on the Loyola Campus replicate modern newsrooms. Our students have at their disposal all the story-telling tools they'll need to work in journalism and to be comfortable adapting to ever-new applications.
Our undergraduate and graduate diploma programs offer a broad range of current production skills in textual, audio and visual journalism. Critical thinking skills are integrated into these programs as well, not only so our students will become first-rate journalists, but also so they’ll become future decision-makers capable of leading journalism in new directions.
We have also developed two new graduate programs. Our research-oriented MA in Journalism Studies appeals to students interested in analyzing the institutions and practices of journalism. A Graduate Diploma in Photojournalism, forecast to start in the near future, focuses on the visual dimensions of journalistic story-telling.
We’ve designed the Journalism Department website not only for potential students interested in applying to our programs, but also for current students and recent graduates who will find job postings here as well as a internship opportunities and scholarship listings.
We hope the site proves a valuable resource.
Page Title: Message from the Chair - Concordia University - Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Page URL:http://journalism.concordia.ca/aboutus/messagefromthechair/index.php ...index.php
Date Printed: Sat May 25, 2013