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Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

Journalism – New Media

Our graduates are the industry’s pioneers in digital news departments around the world.

Take your place with our many graduates who have distinguished themselves as innovative, forward-thinking visionaries in a constantly changing profession.

Established Track Record

Since its introduction in 2000, Sheridan’s Journalism – New Media program revolutionized journalism curriculum with the creation of innovative courses that ranged from multimedia reporting to interactive documentary production.  Students work directly with professors through project-based learning.

Integrated Approach

JNM’s integrated approach to learning combines practical and technical training – fusing traditional journalism education with trailblazing technology courses you won’t find at other schools. This 8-month long intensive program is perfectly suited for university and college graduates of all disciplines, as well as mid-career professionals seeking to upgrade their skills and digital and entrepreneurial acumen.

Learn from Industry Leaders

The program’s award-winning professors have long established careers as the country’s best journalists and have worked all over the world. Benefit from long-standing relationships with industry partners at the end of the academic year through a 4-week field placement at a website, newspaper, broadcaster or other media organization.

Additional information

"Without question, the Journalism – New Media program has been worth every single penny. I can't believe how much my life has changed in just a few short months and how many doors of opportunity are beginning to open for me." --Kate Goodwin (Class of 2011)

Journalism-New Media remains one of the most forward-thinking programs of its kind. Edgy and provocative curriculum is constantly upgraded to reflect the warp-speed changes in the field. In one academic year, you'll be skilled at:

  • Multimedia storytelling and the use of social media for research and promotion of news.
  • News and factual writing for print and websites.
  • Visual and data journalism.
  • Investigative reporting techniques and the use of WikiLeaks and other transparency and whistleblowing websites.
  • Video storytelling.
  • Photo and audio journalism.
  • Entrepreneurial journalism.
  • Interviewing and fact-checking.
  • Finding and nurturing sources.

The Journalism – New Media program is purposely small in number, therefore ensuring students receive individualized guidance and coaching as they work directly with faculty through project-based learning.

The program caters to graduates of university and college programs from diverse academic backgrounds, industry professionals in need of retraining, and/or those with substantial life experience seeking practical, hands-on training in one short, intensive year.

Students gain valuable experience and opportunity by participating in a mandatory 4-6 weeks work placement (paid or unpaid) in the news and information industry. Internships are typically completed at the end of the 8-month program but before graduation in June.

In addition to the tuition fees for this program, students should plan to spend an additional $1,000 maximum for ancillary supplies, software and web accounts.

Journalism – New Media courses are held at the Trafalgar Road Campus in Oakville, Ontario.

Program Offerings

  • Ontario College Graduate Certificate

    • Full-Time
    • 1 yr (2 semesters)
    • Program code: PJRNM