About the Programme

The Department of Journalism has been established in order to educate well-qualified individuals required by the 21st century whereby the new world order created by globalization and rapid technological developments occur. In this framework; the department of journalism aims to raise young generations demanded by printing-audio-visual mass communication institutions. The department also aims to train qualified students who comprehend the importance and the future of new media and communication technologies appeared in parallel with the evolution of the internet.

The Department of Journalism aims to raise young people who value objective, impartial, ethical and bold characteristics in journalism considered as the keystone of media, which is mentioned as the fourth power. In accordance with this purpose, the department of journalism is based on an educational concept where principles and rules of journalism are primary and enables collecting, writing and analyzing news hence raising new generations that will have a voice in informing society and provide social consciousness. Furthermore, beginning from the third year journalism students take courses such as investigative journalism, political journalism, magazine journalism, economics journalism and sports journalism in order to be specialized in a specific area.

The student-focused practice newspaper ‘GencIZ’ is a university publication, which provides opportunities for students in turning theoretical information into practical knowledge for journalistic practices.

MISSION
To raise journalists who are respectful to the ethical values, can think creatively and critically, who are innovative and have entrepreneurial spirit, possess societal responsibility, can use information technologies in an effective way in order to contribute to the democratic communication environment.

VISION
To become a department that is being preferred both in local and international level which can generate solutions to the contemporary problems of media in collaboration with the sector with an innovative mind-set. in line with universal principles of democracy.