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Thinking about a career in journalism? Think about Digital Journalism at the University of Windsor.

The University of Windsor offers a combined honours journalism degree unique in Canada. Students learn the theoretical perspectives and technical skills journalists need to compete in the rapidly changing digital marketplace combined with an academic discipline in a four-year honours degree. In this way our graduates acquire the tools of the trade, depth of knowledge, critical thinking and research capabilities that characterize today’s professional journalists. We offer DJ in four combinations with 1. English Language and Literature, 2. English and Creative Writing, 3. Communication, Media and Film, and 4. Political Science.

WHO SHOULD THINK ABOUT DJ AT UWINDSOR?

Are you curious? Got the “News Gene”? Do you like working with video and the web?

Can you apply your intellect, writing and presentation skills to investigate and inform? Do you want to be where the action is and to make a difference? If this describes you, we invite you to contact us for more information.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR DJ GRADUATES

Our objective is to graduate journalists who can find work in mainstream, alternative and citizen media. All media are moving to digital platforms, which opens up an array of multi-skilled jobs ranging from the traditional storytelling in newspapers and magazines to the very contemporary roles of videographer to web producer. Furthermore, our graduates will also find work with non-governmental organizations, in public affairs in both the private and public sectors, and will be well prepared for graduate studies.

ADMISSION CRITERIA

For this fall, applicants to DJ should have an average of 75%. Students will submit a writing sample or a video project, and may be interviewed by members of the DJ steering committee in person or by telephone.

FIRST YEAR COURSES

Students entering DJ in September 201# will take Journalism Today and Reporting Fundamentals in the fall semester. In the winter semester, students will take Collaborative Studio Lab I, “The Job”. The remaining courses will be offered by whichever co-major discipline a student selects. For more information on DJ courses, consult the UWindsor undergraduate calendar.

HOW TO APPLY

If you are ready to apply to DJ at UWindsor, click on How to Apply on the left menu.  You may contact admissions@uwindsor.ca for more information or speak to a faculty member.  You may also reach DJ directly by clicking on the contact us link on the left menu.