Students are introduced to journalism as practiced across all forms of media in the first two years, after which they may choose courses to concentrate in a specific medium (online, newspaper, magazine or broadcast), or gain expertise in a cross-media skill such as editing, or in a specific beat in journalism (including sports, business or international reporting).
After taking courses building skills and evaluating theories associated with journalism, the culminating year brings theory and practice together.
Students may finish their program with an internship at a professional news organization in any medium. They’ll have the chance to produce material in the Ryersonian newsroom, which publishes all content online at theryersonian.ca. It produces daily news and multimedia, a newspaper and broadcasts several times a week.
Alternatively, students help to write and edit the the Ryerson Review of Journalism, a nationally distributed magazine including features and investigations about the Canadian journalism industry.
(Top work from students is curated and distributed via RSJ Wire.)
Students are coached and assisted by instructors drawn from major newspapers, magazines, digital news, and television and radio networks.
Students also take a variety of liberal studies and professionally related courses.
Ryerson also offers a number of scholarships for incoming students.
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