• Deontological codes: what they contain, who adopts them, who respects them, who imposes them? The Guard Dog the press; truth, misinformation, manipulation, fake news; private life vs. public interest; diversity and stereotypes; journalistic ethics and new technologies; confidentiality and protection of sources – these and other topics were discussed during the course “Ethics and Diversity in Mass Media”, held at the SAJ by Nadine Gogu, executive director of the Independent Journalism Center.

  • Reportage, feature, documentary release and obituary are some of the new journalistic genres that the students of the School of Advanced Journalism have studied at the “Long Articles” course. Guided by Alina Radu, director of the Moldovan Newspaper “Ziarul de Garda”, the young people learned how to produce a good reportage; visited some events and reported about them; created a portrait sketch with great, but less well-known personalities as protagonists and learned the techniques of writing an obituary.

  • Public interest topics, mandatory cases of sources disclosure, access to information, state secret, broadcasting licenses, defamation, information security of the company but also of the person, self-regulation in the Mass Media, the right to respect the private life – are some of the themes included in Media Law course. The students were initiated and guided by the jurist Tatiana Puiu.

  • What is the interview and what is its purpose? What are the first steps in realizing an interview? How do we ask questions and why the documentation is important for the interview? These and many other new things will ne learned by the SAJ students during the Interview course. The students were taught by Mihaela Gherasim, a journalist with a rich experience in television and radio, media and communication consultant.

  • What is the news story? What key questions does it answer? How do we write a news story and quote sources? What does a fake news mean and how do we discover it? What should a reporter do to give the right to life to a news story? There are some of the basic themes contained in one of the most important courses at SAJS – “News and Reporting”. The students have discovered pure journalism with Diana Railean, Radio Free Europe reporter, School graduate, 2009.

  • The photo is one of the key ingredients of journalism and, despite the technologization and the emergence of new media tools, it continues to be used in press. Often, the image captures the attention first, then the text comes. How to “spice up” a topic with good quality photos that will incite reading? How to have patience and curiosity to capture the most memorable moments? There are questions to which the SAJS students tried to find answers during the Photojournalism course.

  • In the first week of studies, the SAJS hosted an exceptional master class, delivered by Georgiana Ilie, Chief Editor at School9, Senior Editor at “Decat o Revista” (DoR) and professor of narrative journalism in Bucharest. She has been in Chisinau for three days, for a special module of the course “Introduction to Journalism”.

  • The first semester of the 2018-2019 school year began with the initiation of students in the media world and the basis of journalism. Over a week, they learned what is today’s journalism, what are the functions of the press, and how to transform a subject, sometimes a rigid one, to a story read by tens of thousands of people. Sorina Ştefârţă, director of the School of Advanced Journalism Studies and our special guest from Romania, the journalist Georgiana Ilie, took part as trainers.

  • On Monday, the 10th of September, a new group of students entered the School of Advanced Journalism Studies for the first time. The event represents also the entry into a new world – that of media professionals, but, officially, this will happen next summer. Until then, a variety of courses, challenges, and interesting people are waiting for them. The school instructors, came on Monday to welcome their followers and wish them much courage.

  • 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