Executive Summary of Annual Report 2019

This is the sixth annual report prepared by the Institute's management, which began issuing annual reports since 2014. This report includes five main areas of the Institute's work: academic, training and capacity-building, projects and research, institutional framework, resources, and sustainability.

This report monitors and documents the developments witnessed by the Institute during the year 2019 and provides follow-up to the achievements and evaluation of the Institute's work during the year 2019 in the five mentioned areas, in addition to comparisons between performance indicators over the years, and cumulative information in each of the areas covered by the report.


First: the academic field

In the academic field (the Master's program in Journalism and New Media), the report provides a review of the most important developments that have occurred in the educational process at the institute during this year, most notably the continuation of the application of the quality policy, which largely reflected the reputation and status of the institute by improving the level of students admitted to the institute and improving standards The process of competition and the level of exams and improving the level and quality of the educational process, and this can be measured by several indicators, including increasing the organization of the applied side in the academic subjects. As in improving the level of graduation projects, master's thesis prepared by thesis track students also achieved an important presence on the media and academic arenas, given the quality of its subjects and the quality of its preparation.

The year 2019 witnessed the graduation of the tenth cohort, as the number of graduates of the tenth cohort reached (39) male and female students from the Massari and Thesis Tracks, and the Institute received (32) male and female students in the eleventh batch; Of them (24) in the comprehensive path and (8) in the path of the thesis, and the institute maintained a level of competitiveness among students, as the total of the master's theses discussed during this year reached (10) master's theses, after having passed all academic and administrative procedures, and students also prepared During this year (29) graduation projects, all of which passed the required standards. During this year (31) student activities were carried out, and activities varied between lectures, workshops and training programs, and (20) male and female students participated in foreign student exchange programs in Lebanon, Austria, and Ethiopia.

The number of graduates of the institute up to the tenth regiment reached (252) male and female students, of whom (81%) are Jordanians and about (19%) are of Arab nationalities, and there are (50%) males compared to (50%) females. The Institute's constantly updated database of graduates indicates that (90%) of the institute's graduates got jobs, there are (5%) registered for doctoral studies, and (5%) did not get jobs.


Second: The field of projects and research

The Institute carried out 17 projects in the field of media and communication with a number of international and local partners. These projects included the continuation of media and information literacy initiatives, where the Institute implemented a project to build and develop the capacities of government spokespeople in cooperation with the technical support project for the follow-up and evaluation system and with support from the European Union and the youth empowerment project: radio broadcasting and media and information literacy in cooperation with UNESCO and with support from the European Union and a project: Building women's leadership capabilities in dealing with the media in cooperation with the Federal Forum, and with the support of the Canadian government and the project to support media and informational literacy clubs in government schools in Jordan in cooperation with it Media diversity (MDI) and UNESCO, with support from the European Union and the Journalism Project in the Digital Age in cooperation with Google and the project: Effective and specialized journalistic coverage of economic and financial topics in cooperation with the Public Finance Reform and Management Project, and with support from the United States Agency for International Development and a project: Building Youth Capacity in Media and Information literacy Informatics in cooperation with the King Abdullah II Fund for Development and the Facebook Press Project in partnership with the International Center for Journalists and the project to train managers in the National Aid Fund to deliver institutional messages to the media and the public in cooperation With the National Aid Fund, and with support from the European Union, a dictionary and study on hate speech was launched in cooperation with the Ethical Journalism Network


Third: The field of training

In the field of training, the institute’s work in these areas has witnessed a development as most of the training comes through projects and not through direct training, the institute has organized (61) training programs that benefited about 981 participants during the year 2019 in the fields of media and communication in cooperation With a number of international and local partners, compared to (55) training programs, about (1,027) male and female participants benefited during the year 2018, (50) training programs benefited about (1500) male and female participants during the year 2017, and (20) training programs benefited from (379) Participants and participants during the year 2016.


Fourth: The institutional framework

The library was supported during the year 2019 with a group of books and scientific references specialized in the fields of communication, media, and journalism, and the institute was also supported during this year with the equipment and equipment required to serve the applied education of computers and cameras. There has also been development and modernization in the IT department to keep pace with the latest Microsoft systems in the field of email and file storage.


Fifth: Resources and sustainability

The Institute has been able to maintain the quality of operations in various educational and training fields and in project management and implementation, which has given it a more positive reputation. The institute is still facing challenges in the areas of finance consistent with being a non-profit organization. This report has made clear that bridging the financing gap and increasing the ability to face financial crises is linked to the optimal investment of available assets that are still not invested efficiently, as is the case in high operating spending on outputs. Limited in the field of educational programs.