Program Description:

This two-year Ontario College Diploma program provides practical training in traditional and multiplatform journalism. The award-winning Algonquin Times, named Canada`s top campus newspaper in 2015, and Ottawa`s student magazine, Glue, are the primary learning publications in levels two and three of the program.


Students generate story ideas, write and edit copy, create photo and video journalism and produce newscasts for the College radio station, CKDJ.


In the fourth level, students complete field placements at media outlets and learn to operate as freelance journalists.

Admissions Criteria:

  • English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or equivalent) with a grade of 70% or higher.
  • International applicants must provide proof of the subject specific requirements noted above along with proof of either: (IELTS / TOEFL) IELTS-International English Language Testing Service (Academic) Overall band of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each band; OR TOEFL-Internet-based (iBT)-overall 88, with a minimum of 22 in each component: Reading 22; Listening 22; Speaking 22; Writing 22.
  • Applicants with international transcripts must provide proof of the subject specific requirements noted above and may be required to provide proof of language proficiency.
  • Entry to Second Year: Applicants with a university degree may be admitted directly into second year. For more information go to:

Program Contact Information:

Joe Banks, Coordinator
613-727-4723, Ext. 5243

Program Website Link


Direct Links to Student Publications:




The Algonquin Times is an award-winning student-run newspaper at Algonquin College.





Ottawa magazine for students created by Algonquin College Advertising and Journalism students.

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