Master of Journalism
The School of Journalism, Writing, and Media (JWAM) at the University of British Columbia (UBC) is a new unit for innovative research, teaching, and practice in journalism and media, writing and communication, and knowledge production and mobilization. It brings together the graduate Master of Journalism program and the undergraduate Writing Studies program.
Our school is led by highly experienced and diverse, award-winning faculty who are known globally for their leadership and contribution to the fields of journalism, writing, and media studies. As an incubator for interdisciplinary research, teaching, and applied practice, our students gain a versatile, diverse and relevant set of skills, supporting them to succeed as journalists, writers, researchers, and media professionals at a time of significant shifts in communication, politics, and society. Our award-winning boutique graduate journalism program provides students with the professional training and academic grounding to help them succeed as a journalist in any medium.
|Al-Solaylee, Kamal||Literary nonfiction, Race and representation, Migration studies|
|Callison, Candis||changes to media practices and platforms, journalism ethics, the role of social movements in public discourse, and understanding how issues related to science and technology become meaningful for diverse publics.|
|Dadugblor, Stephen||English language; cultural rhetorics; rhetorical genre studies; democratic deliberation; decoloniality; writing studies; African Studies|
|Hermida, Alfred||Social sciences; Digital journalism; Media innovation; social media; Transformation of news; Misinformation|
|Klein, Peter||Media Types (Radio, Television, Written Press, etc.); Video and New Media; Global Health and Emerging Diseases; Large International Projects; Media and Democratization; Global Journalism; Innovation in Journalism; Documentary Production; Investigative Reporting|
|Maraj, Louis||Languages and literature; Philosophy; Rhetoric; Black Studies; digital media; Cultural Studies; media studies; Critical Pedagogies; Race and Racism|
|McGee, Alexis||Languages and literature; Black Feminist Theory; African American language, literacies, and rhetorics; Rhetorical theory and composition pedagogy; Rhetorical History; Composition History; Sociolinguistics; Sound (voice)|
|Young, Mary-Lynn||Sociology of the media, gender, media economics, representations, online news, media and crime, Internet|
How people engage with news on digital platforms and applications from Facebook to WhatsApp is the focus of a new research project by UBC School of Journalism, Writing, and Media assistant professor Ori Tenenboim. This multi-year project, “Publicly, Privately, or In-Between: How People Engage with...
One of the most cited scholars in journalism research, Dr. Thorsten Quandt, is spending the 2022-2023 academic year as a visiting scholar at the School of Journalism, Writing, and Media. With more than 150 papers to his name on topics from disinformation, dark participation on social media and...