The Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication (AIJC) is challenging the traditional concept of graduate education. It provides continuing education not only through the usual classroom setting but also through policy and action research and planning and development of action programs.
The Institute also started the use of online learning through distributed learning, a coordinated online learning among learner groups using common standards and guidelines to achieve common learning objectives.
Started in 1980, the AIJC was first envisioned to provide a journalism school for a new breed of journalists in the Philippines and Asia who are able to give equal emphasis on development issues and concerns.
The Institute is one of the pioneers in promoting the philosophy of development journalism while remaining committed to the tenets of press freedom. The AIJC realizes that classroom learning is not enough to develop competent communication professionals.
To provide practical and relevant learnings that will address present and future needs, the Institute has embarked into research and consultancy, networking and extension, and multimedia production, among others. Learnings from these activities are integrated in the curriculum. Students are also involved in these programs or projects as research associates and consultants.
To date, the AIJC has emerged as a "think-and-do tank" in communication media and development. Over the years, it has made significant contributions in terms of new knowledge in communication and development.
We are proud of the Institute’s affiliation with Information Capital Technology Ventures, Inc. (ICTV) which enables the Graduate School to tap leading ICT professionals as part of its faculty line-up and access the latest technologies as new journalism platforms and learning delivery tools or channels. ICTV facilities provide access to latest media technologies.
The AIJC’s physical location (as a school within an ICT complex) offers a unique opportunity to ICTV, Inc. employees to pursue continuing education through professional development (short-term) courses and graduate school.