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Journalism – New Media

Break into the media industry with a cutting-edge education.

For the Fall 2020 semester, this program will be delivered entirely through remote learning. View delivery modes for all programs.

Our graduates are pioneers in journalism, media and news departments around the world. Take your place in this exciting, innovative industry.

Prepare for your journalism career with a graduate certificate

This graduate certificate program prepares you for a variety of journalism or media careers. You’ll learn in-demand skills, from researching and interviewing to data mining and content production. At Sheridan, you’ll develop a broad perspective that will prepare you to work in all news and information platforms.

Get work experience through a media internship

Once you’ve completed your in-class studies, you’ll have a 4–6 week internship. You’ll work with your professors to secure a placement in a media or news organization that suits your career goals. This work placement will give you valuable industry experience that puts you a step ahead of the competition.

Work with the latest journalism tools and technology

Sheridan’s newly renovated newsroom is a fully interactive space. It merges all media platforms (radio, television, web) into one centre. You’ll have access to state-of-the-art equipment and studio space, and will use a variety of camera formats to produce news stories, documentaries and other digital content.

Benefit from a cutting-edge curriculum

Sheridan’s Journalism – New Media certificate is one of the most forward-thinking graduate programs of its kind. We update our courses constantly to reflect the fast-paced changes in the media industry.

In one year, you'll become skilled at the following:

  • Multimedia storytelling
  • Using 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

  • Ontario College Graduate Certificate

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