Carleton School of Journalism

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The School of Journalism and Communication, within the Faculty of Public Affairs at Carleton University, is one of North America's most well-respected centres for the study of journalism. Its alumni include such luminaries as Edward Greenspon, former editor-in-chief of the Globe and Mail, Paula Newton, International Affairs correspondent for the CNN, Nahlah Ayed, Middle East correspondent for the CBC, and Warren Kinsella, blogger, Toronto lawyer and political strategist for the Liberal Party of Canada.

Graduates of the 4-year undergraduate program receive an honours Bachelor of Journalism (B.J.) degree. The school also offers a Master of Journalism program (M.J.).

The school has a distinct institutional status within the university, along with the Arthur Kroeger College of Public Affairs, which offers the Bachelor of Public Affairs and Policy Management (BPAPM), and the College of the Humanities, which offers the Bachelor of Humanities (B.Hum.). Each of these units have higher admission requirements than their faculty norms, and distinct, well-respected degree programs.

Rwanda Initiative[edit]

Recently Carleton launched a program with the National University of Rwanda called The Rwanda Initiative in which School of Journalism professors have the opportunity to teach in Rwanda and journalism students have the opportunity for internships at The New Times, the major daily newspaper in Rwanda.[1]


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