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Centre of Excellence
The ACJ follows the advanced teaching
methods developed in the best journalism
education programmes in the world, adapting
these methods to specifically Asian conditions
and introducing certain innovations. It
combines a rigorous academic curriculum
with intensive practical training, endeavouring
to strike a balance between education (i.e.,
acquisition of knowledge) and training (i.e., the
imparting of professional skills). In other words,
the ACJ programme seeks to combine the‘how to’ aspect of journalism with a critical and
reflective ‘why’ perspective which enables the
young journalist to keep up with the demands
made by a dynamic work environment and a
changing society. English is the medium of instruction at the ACJ
and all assignments are to be submitted
A Centre of Excellence The ACJ’s one-year programme of postgraduate education in journalism is spread over three trimesters: from July to the following April end. It is designed to introduce talented students with a first degree and no prior experience in journalism to the various branches of the media and help them acquire the knowledge, skills, and discernment necessary for ready employment in the profession.
To this end, the strongest emphasis is placed on
practical journalism. First, through lectures and
workshops, students are instructed in the tools and
techniques of the journalist. Then they apply what they
have learned in the classroom by undertaking, reporting
and production assignments.
An 85 per cent level of attendance is mandatory for each course and in each term and exemptions will be given only in rare cases. Students who fall short of the required attendance will not qualify for the ACJ postgraduate Diploma. Deadlines set for assignments will be strictly followed. Work submitted beyond stipulated deadlines will not be assessed. Accordingly, applicants should be prepared for a regime of hard work with little respite, although there will be time built in for critical reflection.
For serious students, the hard work required by the programme brings lasting rewards, preparing them for a lifetime
of excellence in their chosen profession.
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