Part-time, in class New Media Journalism


Thank you for your interest in New Media Journalism. Please note, our New Media Journalism Certificate program will be temporarily suspended beginning April 2019. You are still able to take individual New Media Journalism courses until that time. Students who are currently enrolled in the certificate program must complete all course requirements by April 2019 in order to be eligible for the certificate.

Our goal is to launch a new program once we’ve had the opportunity to envision new approaches that will meet the evolving needs of the market and our students.

Please check back in Summer 2019 for more information. Updates will be shared here.

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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 courses 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.  

We offer 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

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In a four-year journalism degree, a lot of what you study in your first year will be outdated by the time you graduate.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.