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Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.

Digital Media and Journalism (BA)


Our Digital Media and Journalism program develops your researching, writing, reporting, digital storytelling and technical media production skills. It teaches you how to leverage the power of digital and social media platforms to tell compelling transmedia stories and deliver pointed communications. It also helps you make sense of the political, economic and cultural world in which media professionals work.

The Digital Media and Journalism program prepares you for a career as a well-rounded media professional, providing you with a comprehensive education in Journalism, Public Relations and Digital and Social Media. You’ll also develop technical media production skills in courses delivered by Conestoga College on our Brantford campus.

After only four years, you’ll graduate with a graduate Contemporary Media Arts certificate from Conestoga in addition to your Honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Digital Media and Journalism from Laurier.

By the time you graduate, you’ll be able to create compelling content for digital and social media platforms, tell intelligent text-based and transmedia stories, as well as understand and analyze the wider social, political and economic forces shaping today’s media environments.

Contact Us:

Bruce Gillespie, Program Coordinator

T: 519.756.8228 x5862

Jennifer Beam, Academic Program Assistant

T: 519.756.8228 x5875

Faculty and Staff

Info for Current Students

Digital Media and Journalism

Program Highlights

  • View the Digital Media and Journalism experience guide and learn about the opportunities at Laurier that will help prepare you, both inside and outside the classroom, for your future career.
  • You’ll learn how to produce professional-quality content for digital and social media platforms, and tell intelligent and compelling transmedia stories.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to see your stories published in the local print media as well as on a variety of digital and social media platforms.
  • You’ll learn how to find, interpret and present data and information in ways that will help you critically analyze contemporary issues, report on and tell stories about them.

Sample Courses

  • Designing Digital and Social Media
  • Cross-Media Storytelling
  • Issue-based Research
  • Advocacy Journalism: Principles and Practices
  • Integrated Newsroom
  • Public Opinion Research
  • Social Documentary
  • Advanced Digital And Social Media Research and Theory
  • Reporting and Writing for News
  • Feature Writing


International Baccalaureate Requirements

  • HL or SL English at 4.
  • IB Minimum Score: 24.

Design Your Degree

These are a few popular academic opportunities which allow you to dive deeper into your major area of study or broaden your knowledge:

  • Professional Writing Minor
  • Indigenous Studies Minor
  • User Experience Design Minor
  • Human Rights and Human Diversity Minor
  • Public History Minor

Check out other options to enhance your degree.

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