Journalist (5123)

Journalists research, investigate, interpret and communicate news and public affairs through newspapers, television, radio and other media. Journalists are employed by radio and television networks and stations, newspapers and magazines. Journalists may also work on a freelance basis. (National Occupational Classification)

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The University of Manitoba does not offer a degree in Journalism. Students may choose to select related undergraduate education at the U of M on their pathway to a Journalism school in Canada, and may consider their preference for type of journalism/reporting when making this choice. In Manitoba, Red River College offers a diploma in Creative Communications, and along with the University of Winnipeg, offers a Joint Communications Degree.

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Date modified: August 21, 2018

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Related Occupations:

Announcers and Other Broadcasters (NOC) including:
 - disk jockey
 - news reader
 - weather forecaster
 - radio host/hostess
 - sports announcer

Authors and Writers


Public Relations/ Communications Specialist