The following are some useful links to organisations and associations involved in journalism education. These are some the editors of The News Manual know something about, though we do not specifically endorse any. Where text appears in quotes it is usually taken from their website itself. We show the actual URL so you know exactly where the link will take you.
Asia Pacific Institute for Broadcasting Development (AIBD): Set up by the United Nations in 1977 and aimed at generating a vibrant media environment in the Asia-Pacific region. Since it was established, more than 23,000 broadcasters have benefited from seminars, courses and workshops in a range of media issues. Based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Broadcast Journalism Training Council: The BJTC is a partnership of all the main employers in the UK broadcast industry, the NUJ and Skillset, the Sector Skills Council for the audio-visual industries. Associate members comprise of nearly 30 colleges and universities and nearly 50 courses. Together, they set the criteria for course accreditation and then send teams of professional journalists and tutors to inspect courses and provide advice. Secretariat in Lincolnshire.
CyberJournalist.net: "A news and resource site that focuses on how the Internet, convergence and new technologies are changing the media. The site offers tips, news and commentary about online journalism, citizen’s media, digital storytelling, converged news operations and using the Internet as a reporting tool." American-based.
European Journalism Centre (EJC): "is an independent, international, non-profit institute dedicated to the highest standards in journalism, primarily through the further training of journalists and media professionals. Building on its extensive international network, the Centre operates as a facilitator and partner in a wide variety of training projects." Based in Maastricht, The Netherlands, and Brussels, Belgium.
Journalism Education Association (JEA): "A collection of people from Australia and the South Pacific region who are either involved with journalism education /or training, or are committed to the objectives of the association." Publishes the Australian Journalism Review.
Journalism Education Association Inc. (US): "The only independent national scholastic journalism organization for teachers and advisers. Founded in 1924, JEA is a volunteer organization. Members of the Board of Directors, including the officers, are current or retired journalism teachers who have obtained their positions through national membership elections." Based at Kansas State University.
Journalism Education Association of New Zealand Incorporated (Jeanz): "To promote the highest professional standards in the teaching of journalism; collect and disseminate information about journalism education; develop and maintain close relations with mass communication, media and other professional associations; foster research into journalism and journalism education; promote freedom of expression and communication."
Media Information and Communication Centre of India (MICCI): "A non-profit registered trust committed to spearhead the development of media and dissemination of information in Asia within the broad framework of economic, social and cultural milieu. It is mainly devoted to organizing seminars, conferences, workshops, research and publications in the field of media, with a national and international focus." Based in New Delhi.
National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ): "Delivers the premier journalism training scheme in the UK. Our range of journalism training products and services includes: accredited courses; qualifications and examinations; awards; careers information; distance learning; short courses and continuing professional development; information and research; publications and events." Based in London.
New Zealand Journalism Training Organisation (NZJTO): "A voluntary organisation funded by newspaper, magazine, radio and television companies. All major media employers belong to it. The JTO's brief is to guide and foster training and to raise standards generally. It does this by setting qualifications and training standards for journalism schools." Based in Wellington.
Sri Lanka Press Institute (SLPI): "has established itself as the leading media development institute in Sri Lanka. With its four operational arms, the Sri Lanka College of Journalism (SLCJ), the Press Complaints Commission of Sri Lanka (PCCSL), the Advocacy and Free Media Division and the Media Resource Centre (MRC), the institute offers systematic training for journalists, promotes self-regulation in the print media and advocates for a free and responsible media in Sri Lanka." Based in Colombo.
Timor-Leste Media Development Center (TLMDC): "Offers a wide range of training options in print and broadcast journalism skills, technical support, media law, policy development, finance and administrative management." Based in Dili.
UNESCO Training of Media and Information Professionals: "This UNESCO programme focuses on training, continuing education and lifelong learning for media and information specialists, especially in developing countries." Based in Paris.
World Press Photo: "Aims to support professional press photography on a wide international stage. Promotional activities include an annual contest, exhibitions, the stimulation of photojournalism through educational programs, and create greater visibility for press photography thorugh a variety of publications." Based in Amsterdam.
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