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Prepare for a career in television news as a journalist, videographer, producer, editor or writer - 2022/2023

Telling compelling stories and providing context to relevant issues is what a career in television news is all about. With Fanshawe's Broadcast Journalism – Television News program, you'll learn the skills necessary to find the heart of every story, and the technical knowledge to share it with your audience. 


The television news business is changing. That's why you'll not only learn how to write effective news stories and shine in front of a camera, you'll also develop the skills to operate cameras, edit footage, write captivating news copy and conduct compelling interviews. As well, you'll learn the ins and outs of television production, directing and research. In the end, you'll be a versatile videographer, capable of adapting to any situation and work environment.


You'll also have extensive access to an industry-leading live news studio, green screen facility and Canada’s premiere broadcasting centre. Two newsroom internship placements will give you the opportunity to make important industry connections - one placement ongoing throughout the program and another two-month internship during the final semester. 


Brock University Articulation Agreement

Brock University and Fanshawe College have developed an articulation agreement to allow qualified students to obtain both a four-year Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Film Studies and an Ontario College Graduate Certificate in Broadcast Journalism - Television News. Students can start at Brock or Fanshawe and receive credit transfer under this articulation agreement.


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Admission Requirements - 2022/2023

Admission Requirements

A College Diploma in:
    - Journalism - Broadcast OR
    - Broadcasting - Television
An equivalent qualification from another institution as judged by the College
Professional background and experience judged by the College to be equivalent to the above

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

  • A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 88 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.5 with no score less than 6.0 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years.  SDS Program Requirements.  
  • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 70 with no score less than 60 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 59, with test results within the last two years
  • A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 176 with no language skill less than 169, with test results within the last two years
  • An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 75% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years
  • Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9 or 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10

Applicant Selection Criteria

Where the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:
  1. Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario
  2. Receipt of Application by February 1st (After this date, Fanshawe College will consider applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until the program is full)
  3. Achievement in the Admission Requirements
  4. Preference will be given to graduates of the Fanshawe College Journalism - Broadcast program


  • Students applying for the Broadcast Journalism - Television News program with a two-year Journalism - Broadcast Ontario College Diploma should have obtained a 'B' average in all the BRJR courses in the second year of the program at Fanshawe College, or a 'B' average in the Journalism courses in second year from another institution or a 'B' average in the second year of the Broadcasting - Television program from Fanshawe College or another institution.  Applicants with less than a 'B' average will be considered only on the recommendation of the Academic Manager.


Broadcast Journalism - Television News-2022/2023

Level 1
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
NEWS-6010TV News Presentation 14.5
An application of newscast and reporting, on camera presentation skills, live and taped broadcasts, voice overs etc, interviews in studio and the field.
NEWS-6011TV News Reporting 14
The effective and ethical use of pictures and sound to tell stories for television newscast. Students will produce television news stories for Rogers Television as well as Fanshawe Television newscast using electronic news gathering and editing equipment.
NEWS-6012TV News Production 16.5
The emphasis of this course is to advance the student through intensive practical experience in television news and current affairs production. This course will concentrate on the industry practices required to produce News and Current Affairs programming out of Fanshawe's Television Broadcast Centre, and Rogers Television in London. Incorporating field reports, stories and interviews, the students will concentrate not only on the editorial requirements, but on the production elements required as well as.
NEWS-6021TV News Editing2.5
This course will introduce Television News students to basic post production, emphasizing Non-Linear Editing on industry standard program (Final Cut Pro). Focus will be on news editing styles and techniques. The primary component is to acquaint the student with industry editing concepts, procedures and styles. A secondary component includes exposure to basic graphics creation techniques for TV. Through practical based sessions, students will learn broadcast standards for post-production editing. Media and file management will also be covered.
NEWS-6018TV News Field Placement 12.4
This course is designed to have the student actively become involved in a field placement within a television newsroom. Depending on the location and the students' skill set, the student will participate in newsgathering, writing, reporting and television news productions for broadcast. The student must function effectively as part of the team when interacting with staff, crew, talent and other volunteers. They are also encouraged to use the experience to develop and enhance their personal professional development.
NEWS-6022TV News Videography3
This course will introduce Television News students to visual news gathering techniques. Shooting techniques used in contemporary visual storytelling will be taught. Student will learn the basics of composition, lighting, framing, all technical operations of industry standard equipment, ethical treatment of visuals in news gathering and storytelling.

Level 2
Take all of the collowing Mandatory Courses:
NEWS-6014TV News Presentation 22
An application of newscast and reporting, on camera presentation skills, voice overs, in studio and the field. Students will produce news stories, newscasts, and interviews using field and studio facilities and study the various formats now in use in the industry.
NEWS-6020TV News Production 23
The emphasis of this course is to advance the student through intensive practical experience in television news and current affairs production. This course will concentrate on the industry practices required to produce News and Current Affairs programming out of Fanshawe's Television Broadcast Centre. Incorporating field reports, stories and documentary series, the students will concentrate on the production elements required as well as, field camera technical and production quality.
FLDP-6006News Internship7.6
Designed to develop and enhance the student's preparation for employment with an opportunity to participate in a two-month internship within the television broadcast industry specifically in news-related departments. The course emphasizes professional communication skills, career research and preparation, in addition to the development of a portfolio and improved networking skills. Based on their completed Career Goals and Internship Objectives Application from the previous term, the student's qualifications, performance and interests are reviewed. The student is then recommended by the program faculty to apply for a specific internship. Arrangements are completed in partnership with the internship sponsoring partner, the student and the supervising Professor.
NEWS-6015TV News Reporting 22
Producing news and current affairs reports for television. Using electronic news gathering equipment and editing equipment to produce current affairs stories in the field for course assignments, for Rogers Television and Fanshawe TV.

Program Residency
Students Must Complete a Minimum of 10 credits in this
program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
requirement and graduate from this program

Careers - 2022/2023

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Broadcast Journalism - Television News program will work as television journalists, videographers, producers, editors and writers.

More Information - 2022/2023

A One-Year Ontario College Graduate Certificate Program
Program Code: TVN1
Campus Code: LC (LC - London)
September Admission
15 week terms
Academic Calendars available at


School of Contemporary Media: 519-452-4227

Program Description

The Broadcast Journalism - Television News Ontario College Graduate Certificate program is designed to prepare informed, principled, creative and disciplined Broadcast Journalists for a career in Television News. The unique program focus is designed to train the news Videographer/Reporter/Producer. Program includes use of broadcast news gathering equipment, audio and visual, news writing, newscasting, news editing, interviewing, researching, TV video editing, TV newscasting, TV production and practical Broadcast Journalism experience. The program includes an ongoing Internship and a two-month Internship program in March and April to be completed in newsrooms across Canada.

Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to

1 Read prepared news bulletins, special announcements and advertisements on sponsored programs.

2 Conduct interviews with people of interest and act as master of ceremonies for certain programs.

3 Operate control board and recording equipment and to work with cues technician in performing functions to integrate announcements, advertisements and scheduled programming.

4 Broadcast events of unusual interest that originate outside the studio.

5 Observe, evaluate, and broadcast weather, traffic conditions and related information.

6 Announce program of musical recordings, commenting on the music and other matter of interest to entertain and inform radio audiences including the selection of a program of recordings that has an appeal for specific audiences.

7 Review stories and other material prepared by staff or freelance writers for station presentation.

8 Assess suitability of material for broadcasting and recommend purchase of material submitted by freelance writers.

9 Edit material to ensure conformances with company policy and laws.

10 Analyse and evaluate news items of local, national and international signification including the interviewing of persons knowledgeable or involved in events of current interest.

11 Prepare scripts for broadcasts, interpreting the facts to give a personal assessment of their causes, consequences, and likely implications.

12 Write/revise material that is read by announcers to introduce and correct various parts of radio programs.

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2022/2023 academic year: Refer to the More Info tab to view offerings for the 2022/23 academic year. Canadian students can start applying in early October for programs with Sep. 2022, Jan. 2023 and May 2023 start dates through

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Start Dates

Full Time Offerings

2022 September

International Students

Start Dates
2022 September
Program Code

Program coordinator:

Jim Van Horne

Day Time
Ontario College Graduate Certificate
30 weeks