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The Digital Innovation in Journalism MA is grounded in both the traditional and contemporary frameworks of journalism studies. It pushes the next generation of researchers—truth seekers, storytellers and catalysts for change—to explore the rapidly evolving digital media landscape.
This one-of-a kind master's program looks into the future of the profession with a unique focus on innovation and new approaches to journalism. Through seminars and lab sessions, you’ll develop critical thinking skills to enhance your understanding of how digital storytelling is redefining traditional mediums such as print, television and radio. Over a two-year period, you’ll gain practical training and a strong research foundation, culminating in a graduate thesis or final essay.
Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 45 credits.
Please see the Journalism Courses page for course descriptions.
credits of Required Courses:
• JOUR 601 Critical Approaches to Journalistic Thought (3.00) • JOUR 604 Research Methods for Journalism (3.00) • JOUR 605 Digital Innovation in Journalism (3.00)
credits of Elective Courses:
• JOUR 502 Introduction to Reporting (3.00) • JOUR 503 Introduction to Visual Journalism (3.00) • JOUR 511 Introduction to Multimedia (3.00) • JOUR 523 News and Feature Photography (3.00) • JOUR 603 Political Economy of Journalism (3.00) • JOUR 610 International Journalism (3.00) • JOUR 620 Journalism Ethics and the Law (3.00) • JOUR 630 Mediating Diversity through Audio Story-telling (3.00) • JOUR 640 Textual Approaches to Journalism (3.00) • JOUR 642 Special Topics in Journalism Studies (3.00) • JOUR 645 Directed Study (3.00)
With the permission of the department, up to six elective credits may be taken in 600-level courses offered by other departments.
credits chosen from: Digital Innovation in Journalism Studies MA Option A
Digital Innovation in Journalism Studies MA Option B
Digital Innovation in Journalism Studies MA Option C
• JOUR 650 Journalism Readings and Proposal (6.00)
• JOUR 691 Thesis (24.00)
• JOUR 693 Research-Creation Thesis (24.00)
• JOUR 684 Essay I (9.00) • JOUR 685 Essay II (9.00)
Priority will be given to complete applications submitted by the deadline. In some cases, programs may continue to accept applications as long as there is space available.
International students: Considering the waiting period involved in meeting the entry requirements to Canada and Quebec, we strongly encourage international applicants to apply early and submit supporting documents prior to the deadline.
The tuition fees of the program may differ depending on your student status. To estimate the cost of your education at Concordia, go through five (5) easy steps.
Funding packages are generally available for students in thesis-based programs. They come in the form of awards, teaching and research assistantships are offered at the time of admission to most students to allow them to focus on their research and studies. Research and thesis-based students are automatically considered for all entrance graduate awards when they apply to Concordia, provided they meet eligibility criteria. No separate application is required.
The Quebec and Canadian governments offer a number of competitive graduate scholarships. We encourage you to apply for these awards at the same time you are preparing your application.
Get hands-on experience in print, radio, television and online reporting over an 11-month period from June to April, in a streamlined program that familiarizes you with today's ever changing digital media landscape.
Department of Journalism
Faculty of Arts & Science
Develop the skills required to tell impactful stories through still photography and video. Shoot, edit, and write your own stories in a visually based multimedia practice under the guidance of our faculty.
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