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  • After in mid-June they tested various teaching techniques and learned how to better capture future students' attention and how to teach journalism in an accessible and interactive way, SAJ trainers met for the second stage of the training of trainers. The event was held between July 6 and 9 in Targu Neamt, Romania. Trainers worked along with Cristina Lupu, program director at the Independent Journalism Center from Bucharest, and Vlad Ajder, actor and director from Galati, Romania.

  • Ten months of intense work, unprecedented challenges, memorable encounters and heated discussions have passed in the blink of an eye. And at a festive ceremony on Thursday, June 29, eleven young people received their long-awaited certificates of completion of the School of Advanced Journalism for academic year 2016-2017. Enthusiastic and optimistic, students say they will not stop here and will make their way to a successful journalistic career.

  • Academic year 2016-2017 ended with a training program for... the trainers of the School of Advanced Journalism. Between June 13 and 17 they attended a training of trainers. In five days, the best journalists and media experts, who in the course of the year teach at the SAJ, found out about current trends in the field of adult education and learned how to develop their skills in order to become successful trainers, how to catch students' attention and how to communicate their knowledge to others.

  • What does the future of journalism look like? What are the trends and challenges of the profession? Should we accept the changes and adapt to new technologies, or not? Why is it important to know the legislation and ethics of journalism? These are the issues that Cristina Lupu, Program Coordinator at the Independent Journalism Center from Romania, has touched during a meeting with SAJ students and graduates, organized by the School.

  • Are you a university graduate specialized in law, economy, philology, polytechnic, medicine, journalism or political science? Or, maybe, you studied theater, but now you see that you would like to act on another "stage", in the media? Besides, you are curious, persistent, and caring about what's going on around you? If the answer is “Yes!”, then don’t hesitate – put your papers together and come to the School of Advanced Journalism!

  • Overfilled with emotions and optimism, despite fatigue, proud of their achievements – that is how one could describe the students of the 11th graduating class the School of Advanced Journalism, who presented on May 30 their most important work of the year – the Final Project. Out of the eleven students, four made materials for radio, two made television reports, other four wrote articles for print media, and one tried his hand at online journalism.

  • “Book Reviews in Newspapers, Magazines, Blogs, and on Facebook” was the topic of the public debate hosted on Friday, May 19, by the School of Advanced Journalism. It was part of a larger event that took place this week in Cahul, Chisinau, and Balti – Days of Romanian Literature, third edition. 

  • Having learned to write news, conduct interviews and make reports for radio and television, SAJ students began work on their most important project – the Final Work. To achieve a good result, young people will have to comply with and implement all the good practices they have learned during the courses at the School of Advanced Journalism, as well as to demonstrate objectivity, accuracy, originality, fairness, inspiration and neutrality. The public presentation of the works will be held on May 30 and 31. 

  • The last course of school year 2016-2017, Community Journalism, brought students to a picturesque neighborhood in Causeni district – the village of Saiti, to which the "Vatra" newspaper, the result of this visit, was dedicated. The students managed to reflect perfectly the spirit and identity of the place on the eight pages of their publication. The newspaper covered life stories and destinies of the people living in the village, with their daily cares and worries, with their sorrows and joys.

  • The end of April brought the end of courses at the School of Advanced Journalism. After eight months of study during which students learned to write news, reports, interviews, journalistic investigations, etc., young journalists met with the managers of several Moldovan media outlets and discussed with them about employment offers, wages, and opportunities young journalists have on the Moldovan media market.