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Program Code: 04751
Credential: Advanced Diploma
Program Length: 6 semesters
Start Dates: September

Program Overview

Humber’s Journalism advanced diploma program is designed to produce dynamic storytellers who are immediately ready to work in a variety of media platforms as reporters, broadcasters, editors, producers and digital content managers. Our program is also ideal for those looking to go into communications or public relations.

As a journalism student, you’ll gain hands-on skills that are at the forefront of today’s journalism industry including reporting the news, creating broadcast stories, writing feature articles, capturing high quality images and creating compelling digital presentations. You will learn how to report on equity-deserving communities, how to use data to inform news, and choose from electives in your third year that will allow you to focus on radio, TV, magazine, print, online or investigative journalism. You will also have to option to work with industry partners on data-informed and/or investigative journalism projects through Humber’s StoryLab.

Our program features:

  • courses with a focus on digital media, online publishing and developing web content including social media
  • entrepreneurial skills advice for today’s highly competitive media communications market
  • experienced faculty working in industry bringing extensive and exclusive media connections
  • hands-on technical and production training including broadcast equipment, digital prepress, TV production and multimedia management
  • real-life experience working on our online news site, Humber Et Cetera campus news online, Radio Humber 96.9 FM, Humber TV and magazine productions
  • valuable industry exposure and contacts through work placements that help you build your network and resumé
Courses Program Standards

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  1. Report on a range of stories in an accurate, detailed, balanced, professional, and timely manner.

  2. Apply computer and technical skills to a range of production and research functions in journalism.

  3. Provide leadership within editorial and production teams, while valuing independence and fostering collaboration.

  4. Analyze knowledge from communities, current events and public affairs, and history to interpret and express the context for a range of journalism publications and/or productions.

  5. Develop strategies for personal and professional development.

  6. Comply with and promote adherence to relevant Canadian legislation, standards, and the principles and practices of journalism.

  7. Write and edit complex content for a range of media platforms.

  8. Publish and broadcast content for a range of media platforms.

  9. Apply production skills and use production equipment in the preparation and distribution of content for a range of media platforms.


Work Placement

Students will gain practical, hands-on experience in the industry by completing a mandatory work placement which takes place in the last semester of study. After completing a work placement preparation course, students will be supported in marketing themselves to prospective employers in order to find a work placement that aligns with their personal career goals.

Industry partners include but are not limited to: CBC (TV News, Radio News, Talk Radio, Online and Podcasts), CTV (News Channel, Toronto Bureau, Ottawa Bureau,, CP24, Global TV News, TV Ontario, CityNews, 680 News, Toronto Star, Globe and Mail, Postmedia, the Canadian Press, local and regional newspapers, Canadian Geographic, The Hockey News, TSN, Sportsnet, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, Rogers M-School, Toronto Life Magazine, Entertainment One, Cineflix, ET Canada, etalk, The Social, CityLine and the Marilyn Denis Show.

Media & Creative Arts Students Vote for the Future

Students from more than eight Media & Creative Arts programs worked with Villamedia to test the company's AI-driven generative art project, Vote for Peace, and to learn how the technology may be used in the future.

Radio Humber is a community/campus radio station that serves the "Humber Community" - namely: Humber College, its' schools, students and faculty at all three campuses, as well as their surrounding geographical communities.

Radio Humber broadcasts live from the campus of the Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning in Toronto Canada. Play by plays with the Humber Hawks - a consolidated project in cooperation with Humber BRTV are also broadcasted by Radio Humber. New broadcasters are provided with a "best of class" radio training facility and have a long list of well-known Alumni who got their start with Radio Humber.

Radio Humber is Canada's first "All Canadian" radio station introducing and breaking new Canadian artists of all types of musical stylings. This includes a massive instrumental catalogue that is performed, recorded and supplied by students and faculty at the Lakeshore campus.

woman being interviewed



The Faculty of Media & Creative Arts HD TV Mobile is a multi-camera television facility used for remote broadcast television production. The mobile contains all the high definition broadcast television equipment found in a television studio, but has the ability to travel to an event to cover it live.

It is a complete broadcast facility on wheels, with 6 HD broadcast television cameras, production switcher, audio console, camera control, digital recording and non-linear editing, slow motion replay and 3D graphic generator. It has the ability to record an event, or feed live to web stream, with satellite or terrestrial transmission.

The HD Television Mobile offers a “real-world” broadcast production experience for students, using “state-of-the-art” equipment found in similar industry facilities. Students learn and practice the exact skills that they will need after graduation.

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man and woman filming

control room

StoryLab is commited to data-driven storytelling. It fosters multidisciplinary opportunities for Humber staff, students, and industry partners, including Data-Driven--a data journalism symposium for coders, investigative reporters, developers and data advocates--and collaborative journalism projects such as Surviving Hate.

One Common Semester

The Communication Platform offers a shared first semester between five programs giving you the freedom to change your area of study in the second semester to any of the five.

Core Skills Gained in Semester 1

  • Innovative Design
  • Web Design
  • Presentation Skills
  • Interviewing Skills
  • Digital Imaging
  • Visual Communications
  • Intro to Media Studies

Expert Faculty

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Lara King

Lara King is a program coordinator and professor of journalism at Humber College. She teaches long form, design, and data journalism, and derives joy from working with the next generation of journalists turning out award-winning publications.

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Cobi Ladner

Cobi Ladner had her eye on a career in television after graduating from Ryerson’s Radio & Television Arts program; however, the writing was on the wall for her to work in print. She landed her first job at Chatelaine magazine, then moved on to Canadian Living and eventually House & Home magazine where she enjoyed a special connection with Canadian homeowners through her role as editor-in-chief for 15 years. Cobi was a key contributor to building the H&H brand in all areas from product with The Bay, to television with HGTV and daily morning shows, to an online presence, books, and special interest publications.

In 2008, Cobi struck out on her own to create a home decor and media brand embodying her personal style and spirit. In five short years, cobistyle grew to be a nationally recognized brand with products available in over 1,000 stores across Canada. She authored a best-selling children’s book called Why is an Orange called an Orange? A firm believer in lifelong learning, Cobi completed her master of ducation in 2020 with a focus on adult education.

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Rob Lamberti

An awarding-winning newspaper and multi-media journalist in Ontario with 30 years of experience in writing news, photography, videography, editing, and assigning. Holds Journalism Diploma, Humber College; B.A. Political Science, York University; and Master of Communication Management, McMaster University.

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Kelly Roche

Kelly Roche is a multimedia storyteller who specializes in digital journalism and social media.

She's the first Humber College instructor to use Instagram in the classroom and empowers students by teaching the latest technology, including artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning.

Her broadcasting career began with (hoop) dreams of covering the NBA as a sideline reporter, soon realizing she prefers crime scene tape to rebounds. Kelly became a daily news reporter and videographer at CTV Windsor and the Ottawa Sun.

The $100 Startup inspired Kelly to channel her newsroom hustle into an entrepreneurial venture. She created QEW South Post, an innovative hyperlocal news site, less than 24 hours after reading the book. Kelly worked seven days a week as a reporter/editor/publisher covering two city wards in Mississauga, Ont., while building a brand and strategic relationships.

Kelly's disruption was embraced by the community. She was recruited by Quickbite News as a senior editor for another startup, successfully launching, a content marketing blog covering the suburbs further west of Toronto. The site blends traditional news and lifestyle with viral content; she played a huge role in effectively packaging items for social, mobile and video. By creating strategic partnerships and leveraging data, Kelly was instrumental in garnering nearly 14,000 organic Facebook likes in its first 365 days.

Her freelance work currently focuses on business, sustainability, and news in the Greater Toronto Area.

Kelly is best described by a former newspaper editor as ""fearless.""

Find her on Twitter and IG: @kellyroche6"

Study Abroad

We have a variety of international initiatives that students can explore for credit or work placement hours. These vary every year and offer cultural experiences for students who crave to be inspired by different surroundings and cultures.


Your Career

Everywhere you look, people are tweeting, posting, sharing, writing, shooting video, creating audio projects and more. But how can you tell what’s accurate, what has merit and what is important? The need for news and expertise – the hallmark of journalism at Humber – has never been greater.

While, historically, many graduates have found work as a reporter for a newspaper, a radio or TV station or as a magazine feature writer, today you may be just as likely to see your career develop in digital communications, either working for an enterprise or developing your own independent entrepreneurial brand.

As media organizations change to meet the needs of the public, there are more opportunities for people with modern communication skillsets to begin their careers. These skills are transferable to all industries and sectors – wherever there are organizations looking to communicate their message, build their brand and tell their stories.

Program Availability

Start dates between Sept 2023 - Aug 2024
September 2023 North Open
Start dates between Sept 2023 - Aug 2024
September 2023 North Closed

Journalism Students: Provincial Election Day Coverage

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Watch this video of Humber students covering the 2018 Provincial Election.

Humber Students Benefit from Five Centres of Innovation (COIs)

The Humber Centres of Innovation Network demonstrates our strong commitment to providing an experiential learning environment for students. Students and faculty work with industry partners on real-world challenges to prepare them to become the innovative and strategic problem-solvers of tomorrow. Come to Humber and experience interdisciplinary learning across five COIs.

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School for Writers

Mon, October 26, 2020

Meet thethe recipient of the 2020 PEN Canada-Humber College Writers-in-Exile Scholarship, Maria Saba.

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Industry Insights – Three Questions for Three Leaders

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Tue, October 20, 2020

We spoke with three industry professionals and heard their thoughts on how the industry is changing and what students can do to keep up and stand out.

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Admission selection is based on the following three requirements:

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    • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
      • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent)
      • Three Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above



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    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.


    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

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Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).


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Fees & Financial Aid

The 2022-2023 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic: $3,760.06
  • international: $16,394.00

Fees are subject to change.

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Indigenous Student Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of bursaries and scholarships for Indigenous students, visit Indigenous Student Awards.

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