The School of Journalism and Communication of Nanjing University was founded as the Film and Broadcasting Special Program at the Nanjing University (formerly Jinling University) in 1936. It is the first educational institution of film and broadcasting in China. The founder Mr. Sun Mingjing was a pioneer of China’s television industry and film education and an early member of the Chinese committee at the UNESCO. The Film and Broadcasting Special Program, the first of its kind, has paved the way for the higher education of film and broadcasting in China. The Film and Broadcasting Special Program gets restructured and changed its title to department in October 1992, and subsequently changed to School of Journalism and Communication in December 2003.
The School has Bachelor, Master and Doctoral programs in journalism and communication. There are three academic departments—Journalism and New Media, Applied Communication, and Radio, Film and Television, and seven research centers and institutes—Institute of Journalism and Politics, Institute of Communication and Society, Center for Internet Communication, Institute of Visual Culture, Center for Urban Image Studies, Institute of Chinese Visual Communication, and Nanjing University-Ogilvy Creativity Research Institute. Other teaching and research platforms based in the School include the National Teaching Demonstration Center, Jiangsu Province Philosophy and Social Sciences Research Base, Center for Collaborative Studies of South China Sea-Communication Sector, and Chinese Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication.
The School is a family of 50 committed teachers, researchers, and staff and 1,000 students, including 300 Master’s students and 42 doctoral students. Among the full-time faculty members, there are 7 doctoral advisors, 18 professors, and 13 associated professors. Our faculty members have published over 500 research articles listed by the Chinese Social Sciences Citation Index (CSSCI). The School undertakes a range of research that straddles across the field of journalism and communication, such as journalism history, new media, media management, television and broadcasting studies, political communication, visual communication, and cultural studies.
In recent years, the School has worked hard to nurture an academic environment for communication and collaboration in communication research in China and around the world. Events in the past few years include the Biennial Convention of CSSCI Journals in Journalism and Communication, Doctoral Students Academic Luncheon, Master’s Students Seminars, Book Club Study Session, and Sun Mingjing Media Forum, etc. The School also held China-Europe Media Forum, Journalism and Communication Journal Editors Forum and other events dedicated to promote dialogues and collaboration in research.
The School’s guiding principle of education is to emphasize comprehensive education as well as specialized education, theory as well as practice, professionalism as well as ethics. Our graduates have been well received by a wide range of employers.
To become a top journalism and communication school in China and the region, the School has three objectives. First, the School continues to meet with the demand in China for well-trained personnel to staff the media industry. Second, the School focuses on research that generates empirical and humanistic analyses of communication topics and policy issues important to China and the world. Third, we continue to establish and maintain an international network of educators, researchers, and professionals through collaborative projects, conferences and other exchanges.
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