• What happens on the political arena of Moldova? To what extent do international events affect us? Who are the main political actors and how do we deal with them? What is manipulation and political propaganda? How should we cover electoral campaigns and how can we “sight” fake news and photos? What distinguishes a political article and how to “pack” it so that it is interesting and understandable for the media consumer? These are only a few of the topics discussed at the second specialized course this year – Political Journalism.

  • What is the difference between a journalist who writes articles on business issues from one who reports on political or social issues? How does one “read” statistics, data, and financial reports correctly? Where can one find information for news reports, interviews, and reports on business issues? These questions were debated at the first specialized course of this year – Business Journalism.

  • What are the criteria that ensure the success of a media outlet? How the work is organized in an editorial office and how to manage a team of reporters, cameramen, drivers, editors and publishers? Is or not the media a business and how much does it cost to launch a TV, radio station, or a news portal? SAJ students have learned all that at the course of Media Management.

  • How do we write things to be published online? What distinguishes a text written for the radio, the TV, or a newspaper from the one written and placed in the virtual space? What elements and applications do we use to attract the attention of consumers and how can we become original online? There are only a few questions the SAJ students answered during the first course taught in 2018 – Online Journalism.

  • A modern human, to be informed, needs not only text but also data and figures, all presented in a form at most easy to understand. And the struggle for this attention is getting harder for media representatives. What are the new trends in the visual journalism? How to attract and retain the consumer's attention? How could we provide him with information in a dynamic visual format? All these were discussed, analyzed and taught at the Visual Journalism course.

  • What is the specificity of work at television? How TV reports are created? What is the difference between a feature for print media and a broadcast feature? How can one capture and keep the attention of a modern viewer? How to shoot properly and what is the secret of a successful stand-up? These are only some of the questions that the students of SAJ sought answers to at the course of TV Journalism. The best television professionals – Dorin Scobioala, Dumitru Marian, Oxana Iutes and Andrei Cibotaru – worked together with the students.

  • What is the specificity of radio journalism? What distinguishes a text written for a newspaper or online publication from a text written for the radio? Why is information ephemeral, and how can we attract the attention of radio listeners? The SAJ students found answers to these questions at the course of Radio Journalism. For three weeks, Liliana Nicolae, reporter and editor at Europa FM in Bucharest, along withTamara Grejdeanu, Liliana Barbarosie, and Diana Railean, Radio Free Europe journalists, were working together with the students.


    What is the specificity of magazine journalism? What is the difference between a magazine and a newspaper? How can one catch the attention of today’s readers and what are the key elements that make a periodical attractive? These are some of the questions the SAJ students found answers to at the course of Magazine Journalism. Ludmila Andronic, expert in communication, was the one who familiarized them with the world of magazines.

  • A professional journalist knows how to separate opinions from facts, respect the balance of sources, avoid stereotypes and discrimination, demonstrate tolerance and critical thinking and, last but not least, abide by the Journalist’s Code of Conduct. These are just some of the fundamental principles learned by the SAJ students at the course of Ethics and Diversity in the Media. Nadine Gogu, executive director of the Independent Journalism Center (IJC), was the one who worked with the students.

  • Does a reporter have the right to photograph people in the street or in public places? But in private places? How and under what conditions can journalists protect their sources? What can journalists do when their access to information is restricted? What is value judgment and what do journalists risk when they spread false information and thus damage a person's dignity and honor? These are only a few of the questions addressed by the SAJ students at the Media Law course.