Study program

Journalism And Contemporary Media

The aim of this program is to introduce course participants with the core principles and functions of democratic journalism and national as well as regional regulations, also to provide journalism theory knowledge and to develop practical journalism skills that are needed in contemporary media landscape.

During this course, students will acquire basic knowledge of how to work for radio, television, print and online newsrooms and will get a unique internship possibility in Lithuanian media organisations.

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Studies start: 2018-11-10

Program

During theory classes and practical seminars students will acquire the knowledge on the essential techniques to construct journalistic messages. Different genres, editing strategies for different media types will be introduced and analyzed, as well as the principles of photojournalism, the essential rules for video recording in journalistic photography.

Knowledge of how to ethically collect, edit and publish information using certain channels and genres will be provided. Media laws and codes of ethics will be presented and explained by law professionals. Media psychology, sociology, and media’s role in political processes will be explained by academics and professionals of other fields.

Teaching methods

Lectures, seminars, case studies, simulations, modelling of real world situations, professional practice in media organisations (in editorial offices or with individual mentors).

Study structure

110 academic hours, three fundamental courses:

  • Media and Journalism Theory
  • Journalism Practice
  • Supplementary courses

Media and Journalism Theory

  • The essence and meaning of journalistic activities
  • Media laws
  • Media and Society
  • Media features
  • Principles of journalism
  • Ethical Journalism
  • Media organizations
  • Lithuanian media

Journalism Practice

  • Essential practical skills in journalism
  • News and analytical genres of journalism
  • Editing and creative writing
  • Interviewing principles and techniques
  • Radio styles (formats). Radio genres
  • TV genres and formats
  • Reporting for television
  • Live broadcasting *
  • Online journalism *
  • Photojournalism
  • Creating and publishing of print magazines

* outgoing lectures are organized on Internet, radio and television editions.

Supplementary courses

  • Public speaking
  • Propaganda
  • Social Psychology (influence of journalists)

Lecturers

Team of program’ lecturers consists of highly experienced and skilled journalists, media researchers and leaders of media enterprises. They all work on the national and international level and have interest in media education. The list of teachers as well as the program itself is reviewed every year and new professionals are being invited to share their knowledge and experience.

Indrė Makaraitytė

Head of the Study Program

Indrė Makaraitytė

Author and leader of Journalism Centre’s Contemporary Journalism and Media study programme. Journalist, political commentator, anchor of political daily TV program ‘Comment of the Day’ on INFO TV.

Artūras Morozovas

Artūras Morozovas

Experienced photojournalist and freelance war photograpger (worked in Georgia and Ukraine). Contributed to the biggest Lithuanian media houses (incl. DELFI, 15min.lt). One of the founders of multimedia agency “Nanook”.

Aurimas Perednis

Aurimas Perednis

Journalist and Editor, anchor of daily live radio show on national radio „Žinių radijas“ already for 14 years. Teaches radio speaking, interviewing techniques and media relations.

Liudvika Meškauskaitė

Liudvika Meškauskaitė

The best known media law expert in Lithuania. Professor at the faculty of Law of Vilnius university. Author of the book “Media Law”. Awarded with Medal of the Order of Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas.

Nerijus Maliukevičius

Nerijus Maliukevičius

Professor at the Institute of political science and international relations of Vilnius university, expert of political conflicts and the media, information wars and Russia studies.

Edmundas Jakilaitis

Edmundas Jakilaitis

Anchor of a political daily TV program ‘At the Centre of Attention” aired daily on DELFI.lt He has been named in the annual elite survey (organised by DELFI) as the most influential Lithuanian journalist for the 3rd time.

Evaldas Tamariūnas

Evaldas Tamariūnas

Radio and television journalist and photographer (worked for radio „Žinių radijas“, LRT TV program about drivers, roads and automobiles). Currently, serves as a press officer at the Directorate of Automobile Roads.

Gediminas Cibulskis

Gediminas Cibulskis

Human of ideas and stories, creative professional at the VRS advertising agency. Creator of the interactive kids’ story “Worm Nameless”. Former journalist at 15min.lt - one of the biggest internet dailies in Lithuania.

Gražina Michnevičiūtė

Gražina Michnevičiūtė

Lithuanian Cultural Attaché in New York (from 2018). Editor in Chief of the magazine “Moteris” – one of the oldest magazines for women (established in 1920) in Lithuania. Former journalist in popular Lithuanian magazines “Ieva”, “Žmonės”.

Monika Garbačiauskaitė-Budrienė

Monika Garbačiauskaitė-Budrienė

Creator of the most popular Lithuanian internet daily DELFI.lt and it’s first Editor-in Chief. She is one of the first in the generation of young Lithuanian journalists to create new tradition of independent media.

Rimvydas Valatka

Rimvydas Valatka

Journalist, editor, political commentator. During his 3 decades-long career in journalism, he lead the biggest national newsrooms – lrytas.lt, 15min.lt, “Veidas”. He is also the Signatory of the Act of Independence of Lithuania.

Price: 750 EUR

The amount can be paid in two equal parts (one at the beginning of the course, another – in the middle)

Duration: 5 months starting from 11th of November ending on 30st of March
Lectures taking place on Friday evenings and Saturday mornings.
Course schedule and exact course venue will be announced to the enrolled course participants only before the very beginning of the course.

Language: Lithuanian only

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