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Centennial College's Sports Journalism program is a unique post-graduate offering that prepares you for a career in the ever-changing world of sports media.

During your time in this Toronto sports journalism program, you learn the best practices for the field in a diverse and gender-inclusive environment with peers just as dedicated to and as passionate about sports.

From covering local athletes and professionals to telling the stories behind the games, players and fans, you develop specialized talents in:

  • Sports writing (print, TV, radio, online, social media)
  • Broadcast (producing, on-air performance, chase and field producing, radio hosting, updates)
  • Digital (using editorial publishing tools, blogging, video, audio, Storify, etc.)
  • Social media (Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, etc.)
  • News journalism that meets the changing needs of sports coverage (courts, police, etc)
  • Advanced interviewing techniques
  • Sports beat journalism
  • Imaging for print and online
  • Hosting in-studio and in the field
  • Newspaper and online layout

You also have the opportunity to participate in the program's annual trip to baseball's spring training, where you can apply skills and develop confidence. Meanwhile, an industry field placement in a sports media organization in Canada or around the world complements your training.

Please note: This graduate certificate program requires you to have and use a mobile computing device that meets or exceeds the recommended hardware and software requirements. For more information, please visit Mobile Learning Programs.

Program Highlights

  • As a Sports Journalism student, you learn to write and tell stories in an energetic, dynamic and interactive environment.
  • Faculty members are experienced sports journalism and broadcasting professionals and educators.
  • You develop a portfolio of published sports journalism stories, photos, videos, podcasts, columns, blogs and tweets.

Companies Offering Jobs

Sportsnet.ca, Sportsnet TV, TSN, TSN.ca, Toronto Sun, Toronto Star, Baseball America, CBC Sports, CBCSports.ca, Mississauga News, National Post, 680 News, ABC News New York, ESPN New York, Miami Herald, MLB.com, Tennis Canada, Canadian Olympic Committee, World Fishing Network, Phoenix Coyotes, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, Toronto Blue Jays, Sirius XM Satellite Radio, Orillia Packet and Times, Barrie Examiner

Career Outlook

  • Journalist
  • Photographer/videographer/podcast/iphoneography
  • Writer in digital/print/TV/radio and social media
  • Editor across multi-platforms
  • Producer across multi-platforms
  • Host
  • Remote journalist

Areas of Employment

  • Local, national and international news outlets
  • Magazines
  • TV
  • Radio
  • Online
  • Multi-platform outlets

Visit the Graduate Certificate in Sports Journalism page on the Centennial College website for more details!

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