Digital Journalism

Digital Journalism

In the past few years, journalism has undergone a major transformation. Journalism is now mediated by digital technologies, leading to new practices, business models, and journalistic norms. Specific skills for digital journalism include data journalism, solutions journalism, and strategic digital communications. Today’s journalists need to fill diverse roles, requiring not only an agile understanding of emerging social trends but also specialized expertise.

Students enrolled in this program will gain insight into journalism-related challenges in the digital age prior to entering the fast-changing media industry. The Department of Communication offers an Honours Bachelor in Digital Journalism jointly with:

  • Algonquin College (in English);
  • La Cité (in French);
  • and CEGEP de Jonquière (in French).

Combining both theory and practice, this program will give you a key competitive advantage.

There are four ways to fulfill the degree requirements.

Upon successful completion of the program, you will receive both a university degree and a college diploma.

2 years60 units
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Honours BA in Digital Journalism (start at uOttawa)

Register for the Honours bachelor's degree at the University and, after completing 60 units (four terms), transfer to Algonquin College (English program) or to La Cité college (French program) to complete the diploma program in journalism. Because of space limitations at Algonquin and La Cité, the University can only accept 25 students in each of these streams. In addition, upon completion of 60 units at the University of Ottawa, you must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 6.0/10 (70%) to be admitted to Algonquin College or La Cité. 

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2 years60 units
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Honours BA in Digital Journalism (start at Algonquin College)

Start by completing two years and obtain the Diploma in Journalism at Algonquin College (in English) (a minimum average of 3.0 is required) and then transfer to Honours Bachelor in Digital Journalism at the University of Ottawa to do four more terms (60 units). The University has no registration limits in this stream. 

Program structure 

Course sequence

2 years60 units
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Honours BA in Digital Journalism (start at La Cité)

Start by completing two years and obtain the Diploma in Journalism at La Cité college (in French) (a minimum average of 3.0 is required) and then transfer to Honours Bachelor in Digital Journalism at the University of Ottawa to do four more terms (60 units). The University has no registration limits in this stream. 

Program structure 

Course sequence

2 years60 units
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Honours BA in Digital Journalism (start at Cégep de Jonquière)

Start by completing the three-year program in Journalism (MTA-Journalism) at the Cégep de Jonquière (in French) (a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least 70% is required) and then apply for admission to the Digital Journalism program at the University of Ottawa to do four more terms (60 units). The University has no registration limits in this stream. 

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Scholarships available

Students enrolled in this program can apply for the Manon Genest and Patrick Lagacé Scholarship for Communication Students. This scholarship was created thanks to the generosity of Ms. Manon Genest and Mr. Patrick Lagacé.
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