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Bachelor's Degree Program

Journalism, News Media, and Communication

The new Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, News Media, and Communication is a four- year integrated program across all years of a student’s degree.

The new program offers students more flexibility in the courses they can take towards their degree.

It includes the study of traditional areas of journalism like broadcasting and print, as well as digital media, new avenues for journalistic output such as podcasting, and a new focus on strategic communications. The redesigned curricula means that the program is up-to-date in terms of the changing landscapes of journalism, digital media and communications practices.

The program builds Indigenous Communication Arts and Public Relations courses into the degree, while offering more choice of electives to encourage students to take related courses in other subject areas.

All of our undergraduate students complete a paid 13-week internship as part of the program.

The University of Regina offers the only journalism degree program in Saskatchewan.

What is Journalism, News Media, and Communication?

Journalism and news media is the creation and distribution of news and related commentary via print and electronic media such as newspapers, magazines, news websites, podcasts, and social media sites, as well as through radio, TV, and webcasts.

Communications focuses on general writing and communication skills. It can include public relations, media relations, crisis management, event promotion, message positioning, and social media.

Some of the courses U of R students take include:

JRN 100 - Introduction to Journalism and Democracy

An introduction to how journalists do their work and their role in democratic development. Press freedom in a global context, including the relationship of journalism to fundamental human rights. Critical examination of journalism within shifting centres of media power.

JRN 200 - Introduction to Digital News Writing

Students learn the process of generating, pitching, researching, writing, editing, and publishing stories for printed and on-line publications. With a weekly lab, this course focuses on fundamentals and principles for gathering, assembling, and producing accurate, timely news stories with headlines, photographs, cutlines, and social media according to Canadian Press style.

JRN 202 - Investigative Journalism

The history and social role of investigative journalism. Students will explore investigative tools and techniques, including accessing public information, approaching and interviewing hostile sources, computer assisted reporting, online resources, ethical pitfalls, journalistic numeracy, avoiding legal problems, ensuring accuracy, fact-checking, and security.

JRN 482 - Indigenous People and the Press

This course investigates the fairness, accuracy and inclusion of Indigenous representations in the media. Topics range from under-representation and under-reporting of Indigenous issues, media cultural imperialism, and negative stereotypes, to reporting challenges and alternatives.

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Program: Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, News Media, and Communication
Length: 4 years
Offered Through: University of Regina Campion College First Nations University of Canada Luther College
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
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Why Study Journalism, News Media, and Communication at the University of Regina?

Our program integrates professional training in journalism, digital media, and communications with a broad based liberal arts education that allows students to draw on a variety of relevant courses in other area such as History, Political Science, Economics, Public Relations, Indigenous Communication Arts, and Media, Art and Performance. Graduates will have both a wide range of professional job-ready skills in research, writing, and critical thinking, and a strong grounding in the liberal arts.

Journalism, News Media, and Communication Frequently Asked Questions

What are the admission requirements?

If you are applying as a high school student, you will need a grade point average of 70 percent.

For more information about admission requirements, please refer to our Application Guide.

Can I transfer into the Journalism, News Media, and Communication program?

Yes! You can transfer from another U of R program, or from other college and university programs.

 

Are there additional costs other than tuition associated with this program?
Some classes have a materials fee but it depends on the class.
Do you offer scholarships?

Yes! There are over 20 scholarships specifically for undergraduate journalism students including:

  • CTV Journalism Entrance Scholarship
  • Bell Media Award in Journalism
  • Jane Chalmers Award in Journalism
  • Joan Wohlfarth Award in Journalism
  • Murray & Edna Forbes Foundation Award in Investigative Journalism

Use our online Student Awards Management System (SAMS) to find other awards and scholarships for which you may be eligible.

What clubs, campus events, and networking opportunities do Journalism, News Media, and Communication students participate in?

Many of our students have written for the University’s student-run newspaper, The Carillon.

Other opportunities include:

  • James M. Minifie lecture
  • Clubs and activities open to all U of R students

What Can You Do With a Journalism, News Media, and Communication Degree?

Newsrooms and communications departments across the prairies are filled with our graduates. They have found work at CBC, CTV, Global, Postmedia, and in communications departments from non-profits and small businesses to large corporations and government.

To explore minors that may be available in this program area, please visit the Academic Calendar or meet with your faculty advisor in the Academic Advising Office after you are admitted.

The jobs that graduates go on to include:

  • Staff writer
  • Reporter
  • Multimedia specialist
  • Social media manager
  • Photojournalist
  • Investigative journalist
  • Documentary maker
  • Media relations specialist
  • Communications specialist
  • Public relations specialist
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