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Fast-Track Journalism Program In a Snapshot With the skills they gain in Centennial College’s Fast-Track Journalism program, it’s no surprise that graduates have been hired by reputable media outlets such as: Canadian Living Online, Toronto Sun, Global TV and National Post. Priding itself on offering students an accelerated route to the field, this FastTrack Journalism program takes two years to complete, and covers a wide range of topics and journalistic platforms. Here are some vital details of the Journalism program. •

The offering is geared towards mature students who have previously completed a college or university program.

Also considered are applicants with partial post-secondary education (minimum two full successful years) and relevant work experience.

Applicants with a record of published journalism-related work must provide: an up-to-date resume, references, and a selection of six-to-ten published pieces such as clippings, printouts or airchecks of published or broadcast work from an established newspaper, news website (including university or college news media), journalism blog site or radio or television news outlet.

Journalism program applicants without a record of published journalism can still apply but must attend an admission session to complete a two-part writing test, submit an up-to-date resume and writing samples of six-to-eight pieces that may include academic essay extracts and fiction writing.

Students enter the Fast-Track Journalism program during the third of six semesters.

The Journalism schools at Centennial College employ a hands-on approach to learning that sees students apply all the skills they gain.

Students learn to write and tell stories for print, online and broadcast in an energetic, dynamic and hands-on environment.

Among the topics covered in this Journalism program are: journalism law and ethics, advanced interviewing techniques, multiplatform journalism, journalism career management, journalism design and others.


Instructors in the Journalism program are seasoned professionals who are or used to be journalists and editors in the field.

Journalism program instructors are available for one-on-one interaction in an ultra-modern professional newsroom.

Students have access to extensive publishing, broadcast and interactive facilities at The Centre for Creative Communications.

Not only do Journalism program students gain hands-on experience through mock exercises but also through producing stories for the award-winning East York Observer newspaper, the Toronto and Scarborough Observer website and the Scarborough news magazine.

A 15-week field placement rounds out the Journalism program when students work alongside professional staff in a commercial media outlet or communications agency.

To qualify for placement, a student must have passed every course required in previous semesters.

The cumulative Journalism school experience results in a portfolio of published stories, which is essential to the application process for jobs after graduation.

The Journalism program gives students a pathway to further education thanks to its educational partners, which allow graduates to apply academic credit toward further study.

Journalism program partners include: Athabasca University (Alberta) University of Guelph Humber (Ontario), Griffith University (Australia), University of Ontario Institute of Technology (Ontario) and Humber College (Ontario). For More Information :- Click Here. OR Visit Us on :- http://www.centennialcollege.ca/Programs/ProgramOverview.aspx? Program=6412.

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