Since its establishment in 1996, Department of Journalism has produced over 1,500 graduates and currently, it has around 700 students (including master candidates). Every year, our department enrolls about 160 students for our undergraduate programs of Journalism (including International Journalism) and Radio and Television Journalism, and about 20 for our master program of Journalism and Communication Studies.

 

Our department attaches particular importance to the cultivation of undergraduate students in the following four aspects: 1) fostering the social responsibility and professional spirit as the future journalist; 2) cultivating the basic journalistic skills such as “interviewing, writing, editing and commenting” and the ability to conduct blended reporting with broadcasting, television, network and newspaper; 3) mastering the research methodologies of relevant disciplines such as journalism, mass communication and sociology; and 4) expanding the students’ knowledge domain, emphasizing the learning of multi-disciplinary knowledge such as politics, economics, law, literature, history and philosophy, enhancing the quality of students and improve their ability of critical thinking. With regard to the postgraduate program, our department focuses on students’ solid construction of a theoretical foundation, proper grasp of the change of Chinese and world media industry, cultivation of professionalism and capacity before the engagement in journalism and communication practice and researches of media studies, and cultivation of students' ability of independent research.

 

Our department has a teaching staff that mainly consists of experienced media practitioners as well as young and middle-aged doctors graduated from first-class universities in China and abroad. Currently, there are 27 full-time teachers in our department, among whom 15 are professors and associate professors and 20 are doctors. Specializing in various domains such as history of journalism and communication, practice of journalism, practice of communication and screen culture, the teachers have academically engaged themselves in the funded research projects such as National Philosophy and Social Sciences Fund Project, Humanity and Social Sciences Planning Project of the Ministry of Education, Philosophy and Social Sciences Research Project of Beijing Municipality, and Youth Research Subject of CYL Central Committee.

 

Out department has maintained a high graduate employment rate over the past years. The whereabouts of our graduates include central and local media agencies of different levels and types, government organs, enterprises and public institutions. Students may also choose to pursue a master or PhD degree or go abroad for further study.