Program Overview

Telling compelling stories and providing context to relevant issues at the forefront of current events is what a career in television and digital news is all about. With Fanshawe's Broadcast Journalism – Television News program, you'll learn to find the heart of every story, and gain the technical knowledge to share it with your audience in a variety of mediums. Graduate from this exciting 8-month graduate certificate program with the practical journalism training and experience you need for a career as a journalist, videographer, producer, editor or writer.

Program Details

Program Code
Ontario College Graduate Certificate
30 weeks
Start Dates

Full Time Offerings

2023 September
Start Dates

Full Time Offerings

2023 September

Your Learning Experience

The world of journalism is constantly changing, requiring a diverse skill set across television and digital media. Our industry-trained and experienced faculty will teach you how to write effective news stories and shine in front of a camera, as well as how to operate cameras, edit footage, write captivating news copy and conduct compelling interviews. You’ll also gain comprehensive knowledge of television and digital media production, directing and research, graduating as a versatile videographer, capable of adapting to any situation and work environment.


Take your media career to the next level, by studying in Canada’s premiere broadcasting centre, an industry-leading live news studio and green screen facility. You will apply your learning in a hands-on working environment creating current content for and producing a weekly live news program which airs on Rogers TV. You’ll also have the opportunity to expand your portfolio of experience and network with industry connections during a two-month internship in a newsroom. Graduate with a diverse set of storytelling skills that are applicable in a variety of media jobs.


For students interested in studying further, Brock University and Fanshawe College have developed an articulation agreement, which gives you the opportunity to obtain a degree in Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies, as well as a graduate certificate in Journalism - Television and Digital News. Students may start at either institution and receive credit transfer, graduating with both a degree and graduate certificate in only four years.


Career Information

Did you know Fanshawe consistently ranks high in graduation employment rates among large colleges in Ontario?

Graduates of Fanshawe’s Broadcast Journalism - Television News program will join the evolving world of broadcast journalism in roles such as:

●      Television journalists

●      Anchors

●      Videographers

●      Producers

●      Storytellers

●      Editors

●      Writers


Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Research, write, and read prepared news stories ethically and independently for delivery on multiple platforms.
  2. Analyze the legitimacy of news sources and the implication of stories to create content designed for various audiences.
  3. Conduct interviews, operate equipment in the control room, and collaborate with a production team to deliver newscasts.
  4. Track weather and breaking news of local, national, and international significance to disseminate information to television and digital audiences.
  5. Shoot and edit video news stories using industry-standard hardware and software to inform television and digital audiences.
  6. Perform all journalistic duties following industry regulatory, ethical, and legal guidelines.
  7. Develop and apply networking strategies to support professional goals in the journalism industry.
  8. Create a multi-skilled journalist portfolio to display versatile content creation and dissemination skills.
  9. Deliver news as an on-air anchor to a television audience.


Program coordinator:

Lisa Green


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

International Admission Equivalencies
Admission equivalencies for Fanshawe depends on your country of study. Please enter your location to see the requirements for your country below.
English Language Requirements

English Language Requirements

Test Score
IELTS Academic Overall score of 6.5 with no score less than 6.0 in any of the four bands
CAEL Overall score of 70 with no score less than 60 in any of the four bands
PTE Academic 59
Cambridge English Overall score of 176 with no language skill less than 169
ESL4/GAP5 Minimum grade of 80% in Level 9, 75% in Level 10
Duolingo Overall score of 120, with no score lower than 105


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Applicant Selection Criteria

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.


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-6025TV & Digital News Reporting 14
The effective use of words, pictures and sound to tell stories. Students will produce television and digital news stories for internal and industry partners.
NEWS-6026TV & Digital News Production6.5
This course takes students through intensive practical experience in news and current affairs production, including studio work, story creation and the implementation of production elements for television and digital platforms.
NEWS-6028News Editing2.5
This course will introduce students to basic post production using industry standard software. Focus will be on news editing styles and techniques. The primary goal is to acquaint the student with industry editing concepts, procedures and styles. A secondary component includes exposure to basic graphics creation techniques. Media and file management will also be covered.
NEWS-6027Field Production2.4
This course is designed to have the student actively become involved in a field production. The student will participate in newsgathering, writing, reporting for digital and television news productions. 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-6029New Videography3
This course will introduce students to visual news gathering techniques. Shooting techniques used in contemporary visual storytelling will be taught. Students will learn the basics of composition, lighting, framing, all technical operations of industry standard equipment in news gathering and storytelling.
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Tuition Summary


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*Total program costs are approximate, subject to change and do not include the health and dental plan fee, bus pass fee or program general expenses.