JMI’s Master’s programme, comes in response to the pressing regional demand for a professional and highly qualified workforce in the Arab media industry. The one year, full time, practical MA programme will be taught in Arabic. JMI offers the Master’s Programme in cooperation with University of Jordan in accordance with the academic agreement between the two institutions. First day of classes is February 7th, 2010.
The curriculum is designed in a way that will allow students to enter the journalism field with strong practical skills that they can apply in the workplace. It offers cross media platform training in print, online, TV and radio journalism, to equip students to meet the changing needs of the industry.
While courses in reporting, writing, media law and ethics are mandatory, students are exposed to specialized courses and lectures in:
- Investigative journalism
- Business journalism
- Scientific journalism
- Social affairs and journalism
- Regional Issues
Other applicable topics, such as culture and the environment, will be considered according to demand.
Our programme’s unique nature stems from its capacity to maintain international journalistic standards, taking into account specific characteristics of the Middle East’s media environment and culture.
An enriching cross-pollination of ideas, knowledge and skills will be ensured by our curriculum, which was crafted by some of the world’s leading Journalism professors from Columbia University (USA), City University of London (UK), ESJ Lille (France), Dortmund University (Germany), Professional Journalism Training Program offered by the American University of Beirut (Lebanon), along with members of the Jordanian industry and academic community.