15 weeks
Credential Awarded
Seneca Certificate of Standing

About the Program

Note: You can also pursue the exclusive two-year Journalism Seneca Diploma program.

This is an intensive 15-week certificate program that will engage you with industry accomplished instructors and train you in television, radio, digital journalism and social media in high-definition newsrooms, studios and editing suites.

You will acquire theoretical and practical knowledge as you participate in daily assignments and develop radio, television and digital productions in an integrated newsroom. The program will enable you to develop a strong online portfolio, business plan and entrepreneurial skills relevant to succeeding in various media-relevant opportunities.

Classes will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Monday to Friday and will
begin with in-class lectures and demonstrations.

The enrolment capacity is limited to a maximum of 22 people.

What you will learn

  • Multiplatform Reporting - TV / Radio / Digital Journalism
  • (Emphasis on News, Sports,  Entertainment,  Weather, Indigenous / Environmental Issues, Health and Business)
  • Announcing / On-Camera Presence
  • The Integrated Newsroom with Social Media Updates
  • The HD Camera and Avid Media Composer Editing Workshops
  • Specialized Writing / Content Producing Workshops
  • Investigative Techniques – Data Journalism / Field Research
  • Performing Live Hits and 1-on-1 Interviews
  • Ethical / Legal Concerns and Dilemmas
  • Freelance Journalism / Pitching Your Story / A Business Plan
  • The Multiplatform Demo


Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

  • Multiplatform reporting
  • Content production
  • Specialized writing
  • Pitching
  • Editing
  • Investigating

Work Experience


A multiplatform internship is offered halfway through the program (approximately one week in duration).

Your Career

When you graduate from this program, these are the types of career options that you can explore:

  • Reporter
  • Videographer
  • Host/anchor
  • Content producer
  • Editor
  • Researcher
  • Writer
  • Show producer
  • Line-up editor

You may pursue future roles in:

  • Production houses
  • Governments
  • Public affairs
  • Social media
  • Online content production


J-Schools Canada/ÉcolesJ - Canadian Council for Education in Journalism

We are a founding member of J-Schools Canada/ÉcolesJ, a national organization of journalism programs dedicated to promoting quality journalism education in Canada and abroad.

Avid Learning Partner

Seneca is one of the few Avid-certified colleges in Ontario.

Success Story

“As a mature student, I appreciated the dedication of my classmates and how focused and practical the curriculum was."

Perdita Felicien
Broadcast Journalism Summer Institute

Read Perdita's success story