(jnews.am) The Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA) is pleased to announce scholarships for Armenian students to study journalism at the Caucasus School of Journalism and Media Management (CSJMM).
The program includes four semesters of study from October 2012 to May 2014. The students will spend their first and fourth semesters in Yerevan and their second and third semesters in Tbilisi. The core program, thesis defense and final project, and graduation will take place in Tbilisi, Georgia (January-December 2013).
While studying in Georgia, students will receive monthly stipends for housing and food expenses. Each student will also receive funding for an internship with a media organization abroad. All tuition costs are covered by the program. The program is funded by the U.S. Embassy in Armenia.
The mission of this master program is to teach students the principles and techniques of journalism. This includes the gathering of information via interviewing and documents; the analysis of this information and the use of this information to impartially and accurately tell stories in words, graphics, photographs, audio and video. These stories should serve the public and promote social justice. The Program teaches students to simplify complex matters for a general audience and to investigate wrongdoing; how to provide a public forum, via social media and other interactive venues, so that the public feels empowered to take action in its best interests. In addition, the program provides knowledge on how to analyze original research and write a research paper. Teaching students research includes helping them develop their analytical, critical and creative thinking skills. The program gives students opportunity to specialize in media management or multi-media journalism. The program is taught in English and is targeted for international audience. CSJMM seeks to accomplish this mission by providing a practice-based education taught by international and Georgian faculty in a state-of-art multimedia lab.
Students of the CSJMM are main beneficiaries of the Multimedia Education Center (MEC), which is an innovative education center, which provides a multipurpose learning environment for students and recent graduates of journalism programs.
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Starting from September, 2011, CSJMM master programs are offered in partnership with The University of South Carolina's School of Journalism and Mass Communications. Under the scope of this partnership, professors from the United States give lectures at CSJMM. In addition to this The South Carolina University Professor Keith Kenney is actively involved in the school management. Due to a grant from the U.S. Department of State, the two schools are participating in a three-year partnership program to improve the standard of journalism instruction and to assist in the institutional development of CSJMM.
Deadline for applications is September 30, 2012 at 16:00.
English language test (institutional TOEFEL Pbt)
Interview with the selection committee
APPLICANTS MUST HAVE:
Bachelor’s and/or master’s degree in any field (including media management and journalism);
Good command of English;
Commitment to pro-active journalism;
Completed application form (hard copy)
Copy of bachelor’s or master’s degree diploma (previous training or education in journalism not required)
Statement of purpose (in English, max 300 words)
2 recommendations (in English, max 200 words)
Required documents will be accepted from 12:00 to 16:00, Monday to Friday, from August 20 to September 30, 2012. Address: 13 Mashtots ave. 2nd floor., Yerevan, Armenia
Application form can be downloaded here.
For more information, please contact Suren Deheryan, national coordinator in Armenia at e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org (Subject: GIPA).