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GS on 2nd Trimester 2013-2014

The AIJC Graduate School is winding down its first trimester of school year 2013-2014. The term, which ends 28 September, saw a boost in enrolment. About 70 percent of the student population is comprised of new entrants, all professionals working in the mass media, the academe, and corporate or business organizations.

Enrolment is now open for the second trimester, which starts 07 October. Courses offered include Communication Issues, Knowledge Management, Communication Research Methods, Information and Communication Technology Planning, Advanced Communication Theory, Cross-Cultural Communication, and Communication and Governance. Click here for the Course descriptions

AIJC in 2013

2013 reinforced our commitment to harness the power of communication for the common good.

AIJC looks back to 2013.

The Research and Development Unit covers policy and action research; planning, development, and management of communication programs; and production of multimedia materials.

As AIJC signed the “Covenant Against Media Corruption 2013” together with other media groups, political parties and individual politicians at the beginning of 2013, it was also an exciting involvement for the Institute in the field of Media and Information Literacy at the last quarter of the year, in partnership with UNESCO.

Organized in 1980 to provide continuing education through graduate education and professional training, the AIJC Graduate School offers the Master in Communication Management and Master in Journalism programs. The men and women who have completed their graduate studies at AIJC are distinguished professionals who have carved their niche in the communication and media industry.

For the 1st Trimester of SY 2013-2014, the Graduate School had 37 students enrolled in academics and 18 in thesis research. Courses offered were Craft of Communication, Statistics Applied to Communication, Risk and Crisis Communication, Corporate Communication, and Development Communication. At the same time, three of these five courses were held for the New Era University (NEU) faculty and alumni under the AIJC-NEU partnership.

Professional development continues to provide AIJC clients the knowledge and skills that empower them to move ahead in the workplace as well as the academe. Resource persons who are experts in communication and related fields facilitate the conduct of AIJC’s public or client-specific training programs.

2013 kicked off with the “Risk Communication Training” for the Department of Health – Health Emergency Management Staff (DOH-HEMS) for 39 HEMS personnel on April 24-26. The same training was conducted on September 18-20, 2013 for 26 participants.

AIJC values its partners in the pursuit of empowered and responsible leadership in the field of communication and information. For 2013, the Institute nurtured its linkages and partnership both locally and in the international community.

In January 2013, the Institute witnessed the secondment of its President, Ramon R. Tuazon, to the UNESCO Office in Myanmar under the partnership of UNESCO with the Norwegian Refugee Council. As Media Development Specialist to promote UNESCO’s work on freedom of expression in Myanmar, Mr. Tuazon has been sharing his expertise in the continuing education of journalists and other communication professionals. Among his priorities is enriching the journalism program at the National Management College, the only institution in Myanmar that offers journalism courses at the undergraduate and master’s levels.

Looking into media historical research gathers steam

In the trend of social media’s Twitter, #throwback and #lookup is how more than a hundred practitioners and students of communication and media summed up the call for a close look into historical research on Philippine media at the recent Forum on the Future of Historical Research on Philippine Media. The forum was held on January 10 at the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) conference room.

Organized by the Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication in partnership with the UNESCO National Commission of the Philippines and PIA, the forum discussed the state and framework for doing historical research on Philippine media and also defined a research agenda for Philippine media history.

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