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“I want to study journalism because …”

I am passionate about things going on in the world around me and I feel that I have the talent to communicate with other people. I love writing and researching, but I’m also interested in using technology to engage with readers in new ways. I like working with a team, but I’m also independent and I enjoy being in control of my own schedule. A career in journalism gives me the opportunity to travel, to communicate, and to make my voice heard.


“What are my career opportunities?”

Graduating students are able to find employment at print media and broadcast organisations, to work in public relations at state or private organisations, to continue their academic careers in universities. Because of their fluency in both spoken and written English, they are able to work for international agencies and companies. Great journalists are experts with language: they can write simply and fluently and are able to report and to edit. They can become reporters in the fields of news, sport, economics, politics, nature, motoring, technology and health, as well as photo editors, visual directors, executive editors, news managers, news coordinators and broadcasting coordinators – the world is their oyster.

The Department of Journalism in Brief

The journalism department at CIU aims to prepare students for a career in the modern news media and to help them reach their potential as journalists. Our courses give students a solid background in the history and theory of the journalism, while also developing their skills in writing. In addition, students study news photography and page design, giving them a broad range of skills they can use in the modern newsroom. To help students prepare for world outside the university, the journalism department also runs the CIU News Agency. Students are encouraged to gain experience at the agency and to produce news reports and photographs for distribution to national news outlets. Students working at the CIU News Agency also contribute to two regular newspapers, in Turkish and English, and manage a news website.

The Academic Program

The Academic Program includes courses such as Mass Communication, Media Law and Ethics, News Analysis and Online Journalism. Practical lessons include visits to local newspapers and news agencies, and media professionals are invited to speak at students’ lessons. In addition to studying English, students can learn French, Italian, Russian, Chinese and Greek. They are also able to attend elective courses run by other departments.



In our department we believe that journalists play a crucial role in the modern world. They must inform the public about significant events in an effective and entertaining way, while remaining honest and impartial. As technology changes, they must also develop new methods for reaching people who prefer the news online rather than in newspapers. This is why a good education is so important for a successful career in the media.
Prof. Dr. Jonathan Stubbs, Lecturer
The reason I chose to study Journalism is because I want to communicate with people and supply them the information they need. Besides, communication all over the world is continuing to change and make progress. I have always been very interested in mysterious, interesting stories that nobody knows about and I always wanted to write about those stories. That’s why I decided to study Journalism: in order to be a skilled, educated journalist.
Eren M. Şişik, department student
The most important reasons for those who want to be a journalist are to travel around the world and communicate with different nationalities in different countries. I have chosen this Department as I am an extrovert and an affectionate person wanting to travel around the world. It is very exciting to inform people about unknown things and research a story.
Mansoor Khalili, CIU Graduate

Academic Program