Program Description:

Journalism has been transformed by digital technologies in the 21st Century, driving change in all levels of the field and forcing practitioners to develop new skills, techniques and approaches. Today’s journalists need to fill a diversity of roles, requiring not only a good understanding of emerging social trends, but also specialized expertise and knowledge.

With this program, students will better understand the challenges related to journalism in the digital age and will enter the fast-changing media industries prepared for the task. Upon graduation, students are qualified for an exciting career as a journalist, researcher, presenter, media analyst, producer, social media manager, and more.

The Department of Communication at uOttawa offers an Honours Bachelor in Digital Journalism that is unique in the country. The program is offered jointly with Algonquin College (in English) and with La Cité (in French). Courses at the university provide theoretical, analytical and critical foundations in digital skills, while courses at the college focus on practical training. Students greatly benefit from uOttawa’s bilingual culture, right at the heart of the national capital.

Students complete two internships during the program.

This program is offered in English and in French.

Admissions Criteria:

Students may start their program at the University of Ottawa or at one of the partner colleges (Algonquin College or La Cité).

High-school students must have a minimum average of 75 to apply if they choose to start at uOttawa.

Graduates of the journalism programs at Algonquin College and La Cité are eligible to transfer into uOttawa to complete the Honours Bachelor in Digital Journalism.

Program Contact Information:

Program coordinator:
Gabriela Perdomo

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Direct Links to Student Publications:

The Fulcrum:

The Fulcrum has been uOttawa’s English student newspaper since 1942.

La Rotonde: 

La Rotonde is the official French-language student newspaper at uOttawa. It is the oldest French-language student paper outside of Quebec.


CHUO-FM is the community-based campus radio station of uOttawa. It broadcasts in English and in French.