College of the North Atlantic offers two journalism streams: a two-year diploma program and a one-year post-diploma program, which is for post-secondary graduates. Both programs enable students to tell stories across platforms – text, video, audio, photojournalism and the Internet.Adapting to the new realities of journalism, students learn to use social media, mobile devices and even drones to tell stories. Students acquire real-world experience in the program, particularly through a field placement in a professional Journalism workplace setting.
The diploma program is offered at our Prince Philip Drive campus in St. John’s. Students learn in a hands-on environment, honing their skills as storytellers by producing a news website, radio shows and TV productions. They have access to a radio studio and up-to-date video and audio equipment. In addition to core journalism courses, the students round out their education with related and elective courses.
The post-diploma program is offered via distance, with the exception of a four-week field placement. This stream allows students who already possess a university or college degree to acquire the core journalism skills necessary to work as professional journalists while developing media skills that are transferable to other professions.