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Sport Journalism

Centennial College’s Sports Journalism program is a unique Graduate Certificate offering that prepares you for a career in the ever-changing world of sports media.

Quick Facts

 
Full-time Duration: 1 year
Starting in: January
Tuition Fee: $23,078
Location: Pickering, Canada

During your time in this Toronto sports journalism program, you learn the best practices for the field in a diverse and gender-inclusive environment with peers just as dedicated to and as passionate about sports.

From covering local athletes and professionals to telling the stories behind the games, players and fans, you develop specialized talents in:

  • Sports writing (print, TV, radio, online, social media)
  • Broadcast (producing, on-air performance, chase and field producing, radio hosting, updates)
  • Digital (using editorial publishing tools, blogging, video, audio, Storify, etc.)
  • Social media (Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, etc.)
  • News journalism that meets the changing needs of sports coverage (courts, police, etc)
  • Advanced interviewing techniques
  • Sports beat journalism
  • Imaging for print and online
  • Hosting in-studio and in the field
  • Newspaper and online layout

You also have the opportunity to participate in the program’s annual trip to baseball’s spring training, where you can apply skills and develop confidence. Meanwhile, an industry field placement in a sports media organization in Canada or around the world complements your training.

Program Highlights

  • As a Sports Journalism student, you learn to write and tell stories in an energetic, dynamic and interactive environment.
  • Faculty members are experienced sports journalism and broadcasting professionals and educators.
  • You develop a portfolio of published sports journalism stories, photos, videos, podcasts, columns, blogs and tweets.

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Career Prospects

Career Outlook

  • Journalist
  • Photographer/videographer/podcast/iphoneography
  • Writer in digital/print/TV/radio and social media
  • Editor across multi-platforms
  • Producer across multi-platforms
  • Host
  • Remote journalist

Areas of Employment

  • Local, national and international news outlets
  • Magazines
  • TV
  • Radio
  • Online
  • Multi-platform outlets

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