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School of Journalism

At the University of Regina School of Journalism, you’ll learn to craft stories for all forms of media. Stories that engage. Stories that inform. Stories that empower the public. Stories that build a stronger, smarter and more democratic society. Through thoughtful discussion and interactive approaches to writing, researching, reporting, editing, broadcasting and photojournalism, we hope to inspire our graduates to be educated, effective and enlightened journalists in service to their communities.

How we achieve this vision:

  • By recognizing the diverse forms and voices that comprise today’s media.
  • By truly connecting with our students, through small classes and personalized mentorship.
  • By preparing our students with the knowledge and skills to excel equally across media platrforms.
  • By exploring creative, in-depth approaches to journalism, and by guiding students to practice the art of journalism at its highest level.
  • By connecting to place, culture and community, through specialized instruction and activities in areas like community and alternative media, Indigenous awareness and rural/agricultural issues.
  • By giving students experience in the classroom of the world, through four-month paid internships, field trips, travel support, community projects, and opportunities to participate in conferences, special events and other learning activities.
  • By connecting students to local, national and international journalism networks.
  • By celebrating journalism as a global endeavor that is key to human experience and transformation.

Contact Us

The School of Journalism

University of Regina
Administration-Humanities Building, AH 105
3737 Wascana Parkway Regina
SK S4S 0A2

Phone: 306-585-4420

Department Head

Gennadiy Chernov

Graduate Coordinator

Mitch Diamantopoulos


Earn while you learn. As part of your studies, you will embark on one 13-week paid internship to research and report under a newsroom site supervisor. Internships provide experience, enhance your portfolio, and can be the networking tool that increases your references and chance of job offers.

Internships FAQ

What do students do?
Student interns in journalism studies at the University of Regina must complete a minimum 13-week internship, researching and reporting under a newsroom site supervisor. Interns are also assigned a faculty advisor for the work term.
How are students placed?
Students apply for internship with select newsrooms, interviews are arranged, and placement results are confirmed by the internship coordinator in consultation with the faculty. Internships are cooridnated for the Spring/Summer and Fall semesters.
What are the rules?
The School has final authority over the timing and assignment of student internships. University credit for the internship program is equivalent to fifteen credit hours. The grading of pass/fail is assessed according to criteria established by the faculty. Faculty supervisors are responsible for checking in on students during each internship. Students accepting an internship placement enter into a contractual relationship that recognizes the mutual objectives of the School and its internship partners: to achieve the highest standards of journalism education and achievement.
Where do students go?

The School of Journalism works with a wide range of newsrooms and communications departments. Our partnerships represent local, regional and national commitments to the internship program. Our partners have included:

  • CBC (Regina, Saskatoon, Toronto)
  • The Saskatoon StarPhoenix
  • The Regina Leader-Post
  • The Western Producer (Saskatoon)
  • CBC Newsworld (Calgary)
  • CBC TV Canada Now (Calgary)
  • The Winnipeg Free Press
  • Discovery Channel (Toronto)
  • The Edmonton Journal
  • Medicine Hat News
  • Moose Jaw Times-Herald
  • Prince Albert Daily Herald
  • Eagle Feather News
  • paNOW
  • Global News (Regina, Calgary, Edmonton)
  • CJME (Regina)
  • CKOM (Saskatoon)
  • Alberta Primetime (Edmonton)
  • Manitoba Co-operator (Winnipeg)
  • CTV (Regina, Saskatoon, Yorkton, Prince Albert)
Why do an internship?
These partners and many others have benefited from the energy, enthusiasm and professionalism the School’s students. On the strengths of their performance, many interns have been offered jobs on graduation. Portfolios of published/broadcast work and references earned have also helped graduates with their job searches. Invariably this type of newsroom mentoring eases the transition from school to work, empowering graduates to hit the ground running. The internship program welcomes partners in all provinces, the territories and other countries.

James M. Minifie Lecture

In June 1980, the James M. Minifie Fund was set up to help support the School of Journalism at the University of Regina. The fund has provided the school with modern facilities for classes in all aspects of journalism. The fund also supports a free public annual lecture featuring Canada's most distinguished journalists.

We hope to schedule the next Minifie Lecture in 2024.

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