Part-time, in class New Media Journalism Certificate

What's the most valuable part of taking this program? Instructor Katharine Sawchuk shares her thoughts. Read more

Start a new career as a freelance journalist

SFU's New Media Journalism Certificate will prepare you to launch a successful career in journalism—or any other field that values writing and storytelling skills. It’s ideal for writers, travelers, photographers, videographers, and community supporters who are exploring new revenue streams on a freelance basis.  

The program consists of eight intensive, hands-on courses in which you'll learn a variety of key skills, including the following:

  • Conducting interviews
  • Researching and crafting a multi-platform news story
  • How, when and why you should invest in promoting yourself and your brand online
  • Online, video and audio storytelling techniques
  • Building a network using social media
  • Pitching stories to editors, clients and customers
  • Creating visual storytelling tools
Thanks to the New Media Journalism Certificate—and a lot of hard work—Alan will never work an unrewarding job again. Read his story

Choose a relevant alternative to journalism school

In a four-year journalism degree, a lot of what you study in your first year will be outdated by the time you graduate. Our new media journalism training is up to the minute—rather than taking months to complete a course, you’ll finish in a few days (or less).

Additionally, our instructors are working in journalism, communications, marketing and social media throughout Metro Vancouver as they teach you. In other words, they know what you need to succeed in today's industry—and they want to help you.

Apply your journalism training in the industry

After you’ve completed all of the courses, you’ll have up to three months to complete a part-time professional practicum at an outlet anywhere in the world. It will solidify your new media journalism training, give you an edge in your job search, and help you build a professional network. Visit our practicum section for details.