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Text of King's Bachelor of Journalism brochure 2014-15

  • The post-baccalaureate Bachelor of Journalism program at the University of Kings College

    f you are interested in the one-year Bachelor of Journalism at Kings, you are already familiar with university life. Youve completed, or almost completed, one degree, but youre looking for something more. If that something has to do with telling stories, Kings may be the place for you.

    Our alumni are in newsrooms and editing suites around the world. They cover community news, legislatures, daily arts and crime stories and events that change the world. They produce science programs, edit sports magazines and create feature documentaries. Some use their journalism skills to succeed in other professions, such as law, politics, communications , fiction and non- fiction writing and many other fields.

    Our faculty work closely with students, emphasizing solid journalism skills and

    storytelling abilitieson paper, on the air and online. All of our journalism faculty bring real-world experience to their jobs; they have won national awards, written authoritative texts and continue to practice their craft.

    Students in the Kings one-year Bachelor of Journalism program dont just learn technology and technique. They learn how to think like journalists: to follow their curiosity, to ask questions, to use the concrete to illuminate the abstract, to see the world in terms of a story and to communicate it clearly.

    As a Kings student, your journalism will go out into the real world. Our publications and broadcasts are available to the Halifax community and to people around the world through live streaming and our online archives. You will graduate with a

    professional portfolio and be able to work as a reporter or editor, or you may decide to use your degree to start any career that calls on you to write and speak well, to analyze and explain complex issues and to connect with other people.

    OverviewThe Bachelor of Journalism program moves quickly. Over eight months, you will learn the basic skills and knowledge required of professional journalists. You will graduate with a solid foundation for either the working world or the Master of Journalism program.

    The program is divided into five blocks: an eight-week introductory basic training module; three six- week-long workshops and a month- long internship.

    Basic training (8 weeks)

    Come ready to work hard! You will learn basic writing and reporting skills for print, broadcast and online, practical research skills, and journalism ethics and history.

    Workshops (6 weeks each)

    In the workshops, you are a working journalist constantly producing stories for the public, under the guidance of

    Costs: (as of 20142015)BJ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 10,640

    Books (estimate) . . . . . . . $ $400

    Residence (Angels Roost with 19 meal plan)

    Single room . . . . . . . . . . .$ 10,682

    International differential fee . . . . . . . . . .$ 8,448

    International Health Fee . . . . . . . . . . . .$ 491

    Please note these are estimates . For detailed costs including health insurance and incidental fees please visit our website .

    For more informationIf you have questions concerning your application or the program, please contact the Office of the Registrar by calling 902-422-1271 or by emailing [email protected] .ca .

    You can find us online at[email protected]

    faculty and staff. You will pitch story ideas and produce stories on your own and with others. Youll work to strict real-world deadlines and strive to break news.

    Students take two of the following five basic workshops: newspaper, radio, television, online and creative non-fiction. All students take one of the advanced workshops offered at the end of the winter term: investigative reporting, advanced (documentary) radio, advanced (documentary) television and advanced magazine production.

    Internship You will participate in a four-week internship in April. You arrange for this internship with the help of faculty. The experience lets you apply all you have learned and is an excellent opportunity to get your foot in the newsroom (or magazine, or production company) door. You may do your internship any where in the world.

    General program informationAdmission Requirements:

    You must have an undergraduate degree with a B average or higher from an accredited university.

    Your degree may be in any subject or discipline other than journalism.

    Scholarships and Bursaries:

    There is a broad range of scholarships available to Bachelor of Journalism

    students and several scholarships for African-Canadian and Canadian Aboriginal students. Awards range from $2,000 to $9,000.

    Students in the Bachelor of Journalism program may also apply for Kings bursaries of up to $2,500.


    Applications for admission, scholarship and needs-based awards are available online at

    Early application deadlineFeb. 15th

    Offers of admission are extended on a rolling basis beginning October 15.

    Final application deadlineJune 1st

    Two-Year Master of Journalism Option

    All students who complete the Bachelor of Journalism with a minimum GPA of B can automatically proceed to take the one-year Master of Journalism.


    Learn to be a journalist... by being one.

    Build a solid foundation for your journalism career with the one-year Bachelor of Journalism program: two concentrated

    semesters of theory and practice in the fundamentals of reporting and production for all media platforms.

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