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Journalism Concentration

Radio Television JournalismJournalism Concentration

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Start Date:
2 Years
+Locations & Availability

September 2019
Campus/Location DeliveryIn-class – Complete your program through courses that are held at a campus.

Online – All program courses are delivered online.

Blended – Complete your program through a combination of online and in-class courses (some courses are delivered 100% online). In-class courses are held at a campus.

Collaborative – program is delivered virtually on campus
Ivany Campus • Dartmouth Full time • In-class

Concentration Overview

A good journalist is a critical thinker and a rigorous investigator. Finding and researching news, identifying the characteristics of a good story and telling that story accurately and fairly are fundamental skills for a journalist.

The Journalism concentration is a second year option of the Radio Television Journalism diploma program and focuses on news gathering, writing and reporting for video, audio and web platforms and presenting those reports to a diverse public.

Students will report on real social issues in an authentic environment that reflects the processes and expectations of the media industry and this diverse skill set will support job opportunities in both traditional areas and in the new and emerging ways of gathering news and disseminating it. Graduates will find employment opportunities as TV, Radio, Online News Reporters, Producers, Video-Journalists and Features Writers as well as many other positions.

Admission Requirements

  • Successful completion of Radio Television Journalism – Year 1 or Advanced Standing.
  • Advanced Standing – To be considered, you must apply to and meet the Admission Requirements for the Radio Television Journalism program. Advanced Standing is based on academic credits (certificate/diploma/degree) completed from a recognized public institution within the past ten years that meet the Academic Requirements of the full first year of the program. Advanced Standing is subject to seat availability.

Choose NSCC

  • Our program provides a unique learning experience in Atlantic Canada, supported by experienced instructors with strong ties to industry.
  • You learn how to write and report a television news story and the techniques and skills of being a Video-Journalist (operating the camera and editing your stories).
  • Radio news gathering and production techniques are developed using skills supported by high-quality computer editing equipment and facilities.
  • Continue your studies at university. This program includes courses that count towards a university degree. Find out more.

Employment Opportunities

  • Jobs for graduates of this concentration include positions as: news reader, radio news reporter, TV videographer, TV news reporter, TV editorial section and news director.

Other Info

  • Due to the accessibility of mobile technology, mobile devices have become an essential tool for gathering, creating and uploading news in the media industries. Social media has become a primary platform for up-to-the-minute news coverage and as such has changed the way media professionals operate. In order to create an authentic, hands-on environment and prepare graduates to meet industry expectations, students are required to supply their own mobile device with a sufficient data plan to use as a primary tool for media content creation and distribution throughout their period of study.

Courses May Include

Course descriptions
Code Course
RTVJ 3000   Diversity and the Media
RTVJ 3020   Electronic News Gathering Production Techniques
RTVJ 3040   Reporting I
RTVJ 3050   Media Law and Ethics
RTVJ 3100   Digital Audio I
RTVJ 3600   Advanced Digital Editing
RTVJ 4000   Media Entrepreneurship
RTVJ 4030   Journalism Major Project
RTVJ 4040   Reporting II
RTVJ 4050   Media Writing II
RTVJ 4500   Work Experience II
RTVJ 4800   Digital Portfolio

Additional Graduation Requirements

Portfolio Development

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