At the University of Regina School of Journalism, you’ll learn to craft stories for all forms of media. Stories that engage. Stories that inform. Stories that empower the public. Stories that build a stronger, smarter and more democratic society.
Through thoughtful discussion and interactive approaches to writing, researching, reporting, editing, broadcasting and photojournalism, we hope to inspire our graduates to be educated, effective and enlightened journalists in service to their communities.
How We Achieve Our Vision
- By recognizing the diverse forms and voices that comprise today’s media.
- By truly connecting with our students, through small classes and personalized mentorship.
- By preparing our students with the knowledge and skills to excel equally across media platrforms.
- By exploring creative, in-depth approaches to journalism, and by guiding students to practice the art of journalism at its highest level.
- By connecting to place, culture and community, through specialized instruction and activities in areas like community and alternative media, Indigenous awareness and rural/agricultural issues.
- By giving students experience in the classroom of the world, through four-month paid internships, field trips, travel support, community projects, and opportunities to participate in conferences, special events and other learning activities.
- By connecting students to local, national and international journalism networks.
- By celebrating journalism as a global endeavor that is key to human experience and transformation.
From the very first day of classes, our students engage in a blend of theory and practice. Students do real journalism for publication in our various media outlets, including an online news site, documentary film screenings, magazine and community radio program.
This is augmented by classroom discussion and debate on ethics, leadership, journalism history, research methods, current events and media theory, as students prepare to practice public interest journalism that holds power to account.
Additionally, every undergraduate and bridging student gets at least one paid internship. It’s like a 13-week job interview. That’s part of the reason over 90 per cent of our students get jobs within a year of graduation.
Master’s students complete a major professional project — such as a documentary film or article series — as their thesis equivalent.
In depth journalism
You’ll learn to cover the daily news and more, including documentary-length broadcast pieces, long-form nonfiction magazine writing, photojournalism and investigative reporting.
Indigenous perspectives and issues
Incorporating Indigenous values and perspectives is a special focus of our school, through cultural teachings, classroom discussion and community-based learning and storytelling.
Some of the initiatives which the School has taken in recent years to reflect, renew and support this commitment to a fuller expression of journalism’s potential are:
- Classroom learning and public outreach in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action on the Media.
- Ongoing support for the Indigenous Communication Arts program as a pre-Journalism opportunity for Indigenous students to get some important grounding and preparation to apply for the School of Journalism
- Coordination of Indigenous youth outreach workshops, to encourage Indigenous youth to consider a career in journalism.
- The establishment of a Global Chair on Indigenous Reporting faculty position, and committing a Visiting Professor to address Indigenous issues in journalism.
- Scholarships and internships targeted to Indigenous students.
Beyond our school doors, the University of Regina offers many specialized services and supports for Aboriginal students, including an Aboriginal Student Centre.
No waiting in line! Our low student-to-equipment ratio means you will have continual access to the facilities and gear you need to produce great journalism, including:
- Adobe Premiere video editing suites
- A working radio studio
- A working television studio
- Digital video equipment
- A computer work station for each student with the latest in publication design software
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Regina, SK S4S 0A2
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UR JSchool Advantage
Small class sizes (max. 26 students).
13-week paid internships at media outlets across Canada.
Hands-on access to professional gear and state-of-the art AVID editing suites.
Fully equipped television and radio studios.
Industry standard print production, integrating both established and current trends in online publication.
More than 25 scholarship opportunities, including scholarships to intern abroad.
The opportunity to build portfolios through school publications such as The Crow, Ink and Ink Online, as well as work produced during internship placements.
One-on-one coaching and mentoring from experienced faculty.
A degree that is recognized by employers as one of the best in the industry, with an employment rate of over 90 per cent within the first year of graduating.
A unique prairie setting that has been the historic crucible of some of Canada’s most highly regarded journalists and writers.
A full spectrum of basic, intermediate, advanced & Master’s level studies support students from entry-level career preparation to sabbatical yeas for experienced in-career professionals.