The Master of Journalism program offers advanced professional education in journalism as practised in all major media: newspapers, magazines, broadcasting and new media. Graduates will be well prepared for employment in news organizations across Canada and beyond, or as freelancers. Students receive a thorough grounding in advanced analytical and research skills and a sophisticated understanding of the complex and fundamentally important relationship between journalism and the society in which it is practised. The program emphasizes innovative approaches to journalistic practice, preparing graduates to adapt to and lead the new developments that will change the practices of journalism over the course of their careers. Optional courses provide opportunities to specialize in specific forms of journalism and in additional subject areas. Overall, the program's goal is to combine high standards of practice and informed critical reflection in order to produce better-educated journalists and better journalism
The curriculum includes rigorous and intensive studio-based courses in journalistic practice; advanced academic courses and seminars relating to journalism, including research methods; a professional internship; and the completion of a Major Project. Students will have the advantage of studying in Toronto, which is the centre of journalistic activity in Canada. Faculty members have extensive, high-level journalistic experience and a wide network of contacts among working journalists at all levels, which will substantially enrich graduates' educational experience and employment prospects.