Journalism programs respond to changing media landscape


In an article for Toronto Star, Nairah Ahmed reports on how journalism programs across the country are responding to significant changes and pressures in the traditional media landscape. Program and institutional leaders from Fanshawe College, Mohawk College, Seneca Polytechnic, and Toronto Metropolitan University shared how their programs are changing. Some programs are focusing on the transferable skills developed throughout a journalism program that could apply to other workplaces: Fanshawe Broadcast Journalism Coordinator Gina Lorentz shares how storytelling skills, for example, are still needed in the field of digital and corporate communications and the non-profit sector. Tina Cortese, chair of the school of media at Seneca, also shares that journalism programs should prepare students for careers outside of the traditional newsroom and teach learners how to create content across multiple platforms.

Toronto Star