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Journalism

Faculty List

  • K. Burchell, B.A. (McGill), MSc. (London), Ph.D. (London), Assistant Professor
  • T.L. Cowan, B.A. (Simon Fraser), M.A., Ph.D. (Alberta), Assistant Professor
  • J. Dvorkin, B.A. Hon. (Alberta), M.A.(Toronto), M. Phil. (London), Lecturer 
  • S.Yu, B.A. (Simon Fraser), M.I.S. (Yonsei), Ph.D. (Simon Fraser), Assistant Professor

ACM Program Advisor: M. Hussain, Email: acm-pa@utsc.utoronto.ca

Students interested in Journalism have two options: The Specialist (Joint) program in Journalism and the Major program in Media, Journalism and Digital Cultures.

The Specialist (Joint) program in Journalism focuses on the critical thinking, research, writing and communications skills needed to examine issues concerning news media, journalism and society.  In addition to completing the requirements for the Honours BA., students pursuing the Specialist (Joint) program in Journalism will also qualify for the Ontario Graduate Certificate in Contemporary Journalism from Centennial College. In this Joint program students learn to tell the story from every angle in every media form relevant to today's audiences. Graduates take with them a portfolio demonstrating experience gained from producing a real community newspaper, online publications and internet radio, and are ready for professional careers in the media or in public or private sector communications.

High school students can directly apply to the Specialist program in Journalism. UTSC students interested in pursuing the Specialist program in Journalism can declare this program at the end of their first year, having taken the required A-level courses and ACMB01H3. Students should note they are required to spend three consecutive semesters at Centennial College (The Story Arts Centre in East York), in year 3 of their undergraduate career at UTSC.  

Students who are interested in the critical analysis of journalism, rather than in becoming a working journalist, may want to consider the Major Program in Media, Journalism and Digital Cultures, which includes a stream in Journalism Studies. For a description of the Program, see the Media Studies section of the Calendar.

Service Learning and Outreach
For an experiential learning opportunity that also serves others, consider the course CTLB03H3 (Introduction to Service Learning), which can be found in the "Teaching and Learning” section of the Calendar.