Estb. 1882

University of the Punjab

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Department of Journalism

Introduction
Department of Journalism is one of the six departments of School of Communication Studies, University of the Punjab.  Courses are designed in a way that prepares students with contemporary journalistic skills in a student-centered instruction model and a healthy environment of mutual respect, care, and honesty. Students are encouraged to critical, analytical and design thinking to meet the challenges faced in the rapidly changing world of journalism and contribute to developing a culture of mutual respect, trust, and understanding. As we believe that journalism is not a stand-alone discipline, we have combined disciplines of arts sciences and other social sciences education to encourage our students to expand and enrich their understanding of public life. Our liaisons with the media industry aim to continuously engage students in meeting real-life challenges in journalism.
Our Mission
Though journalism performs number of functions in today’s world, the primary goal of journalists is to serve humanity with humility, care, and justice. Journalists need to take their profession with great care and ensure that they are working honestly and sincerely for the progress and welfare of their society.  Journalists can do so by informing the public on issues not in a hurried manner but by going beneath what is apparent - research and fact-based reporting. In other words, journalists are the key players in the societal setup as they can play an important role in political, economic, social, and cultural development.
Our guiding principle is to develop a strong core educational structure with a balance between ethical values, practical training, and academic strong foundations. Our journalism courses are designed to prepare students for careers in journalism as part of the larger community not as detached individuals. The curriculum of the program is organized around three curricular axes:
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An axis comprising the norms, ethical values, tools, high standards, and practices of journalism to promote understanding, harmony, and integration
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An axis emphasizing the social, cultural, political, economic, legal, and ethical aspects of journalism practice both within and outside the national borders
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An axis comprising knowledge of the world and journalism’s intellectual and technological challenges
Department of Journalism Studies stands for teaching students about how to
Identify news, report, write, and edit for various media platforms
Recognize the difference between fact and opinion
Conduct journalistic research
Write, edit and produce news for various media formats (newspapers and magazines, radio and television, and online and multimedia operations) keeping their audience in mind
Reflect on journalism ethics and best practices in journalism
Reflect on the political economy of media (including ownership, organization, and competition)
Write on political and social issues of importance to their own society and   connect the institutional and societal contexts with the practice of journalism
Develop both broad general knowledge and the foundation knowledge from other disciplines important to journalism
Develop linguistic ability necessary for journalistic work
Adapt to technological developments or other changes in the news media

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