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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.

You can specialize in Journalism, Digital and Social Media, or Public Relations. In each concentration, you’ll 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:

Kenneth Werbin, Program Coordinator

T: 519.756.8228 x5732

Jennifer Burt, Academic Program Assistant

T: 519.756.8228 x5875

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Digital Media and Journalism

Program Highlights

  • 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

  • Reporting and Writing for News
  • Cross-Media Storytelling
  • Feature Writing
  • Designing Digital and Social Media
  • Integrated Newsroom

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International Baccalaureate Requirements

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


  • media professional
  • digital producer
  • social media relations
  • editor/copywriter
  • journalist
  • public relations specialist
  • digital communications specialist
  • media analyst/researcher
  • public opinion/policy analyst

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