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  • Tradition combined with innovation – this is the keynote of the 2018-2019 academic year at the School of Advanced Journalism. This year, the students of the 13th graduating class will have the chance to get to know the journalistic experience of such countries as Romania or Germany, in the framework of the School's cooperation projects. The only condition is for them to show perseverance and determination.

  • Rapid development of information technologies and emergence of various online tools made journalists adapt to new changes. Those who do not wish to lag behind need to learn being more efficient and faster and to use not just texts in their materials, but also photos, videos, hyperlinks, etc., so as to have original content. How to write fast and to combine classical text with innovation? All these issues were discussed by the SAJ students during the course of Digital Journalism.

  • Social journalism is found in most journalistic materials. No newspaper or newscast appears without a social topic, such as increasing prices, road accidents, living standards, or migration. A person is the main character in all these materials. Why is it so important to write about people? How should we write about their problems and do it correctly? How should we report on sensitive topics? The SAJ students learned more about these issues during the course of Social Journalism.

  • We live in the age of technologies and innovation, and the changes that happen vertiginously around us influence everyone’s life and health directly or indirectly. Why is the environment we live in important? What is the role of a journalist in reporting on environmental issues? Where do we find our topics? Why and how should we write about the world around us? The SAJ students answered these questions at the course in Environmental Journalism.

  • What will the media look like tomorrow? Who are the journalists of tomorrow, and what role will they play in the information machine of their times? Can social media exist together with traditional media? Could Facebook or Odnoklassniki replace the press?

  • You’ve graduated from a college or are at your final year at university – either full time or part time? You’ve got a licentiate degree in law, economy, history, political science, agronomy, technical studies, or theater, but you want to be a journalist? For 12 years now, the School of Advanced Journalism has been the place where this profession can be learned from zero in just ten months, from the best local and international journalists, who will help you become the best in this job.

    New year with changes and new challenges

  • What is a hypothesis? What is a confrontation interview? How do we choose documentation strategies? How do we check the evidence? Where can we find interesting topics of public interest? What qualities should an investigative reporter have? These issues were discussed, analyzed, and researched in one of the most complex courses at the SAJ – Investigative Journalism.

  • 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.