Journalism and communication education in Romania
Present: Professor Carmen Kleibel
Reporter TVR - Directorate News Correspondent for the counties of Dolj, Gorj, Mehedinti, Olt and Valcea
President of the Romanian Foundation for Communication Arts
Director, School of Journalism and Communication, Craiova
Presentation and discussion related to professional development opportunity, considering the evolution of this market in recent years.
In Romania there are already at least 25 faculties ofü journalism. Calculating at least 25 the number of graduates every year we have at least 625 journalists. If we accounts and short-term journalism schools or companies that have journalism courses accredited by the NATB, result, annually, 1,000 journalists.
Statement from Marius Hagger, general manager of media company Ringier Romania, says the market will not be able to absorb hundreds of new journalists, even if taking into consideration the online and TV. He sets forth several reasons: firstly the media market is still declining and remains at a low level a few years from now, there are already hundreds of unemployed journalists, some media companies have not completed the restructuring process, so November layoffs will follow, even when the market will return, publishers will be very cautious in hiring new people, and the crisis has proved that editorial teams work more efficiently with fewer journalists
• speech will focus on a proposal that comes to cover another segment neglected in recent years: communication in schools, and why not, journalists at the department.
Romanian Foundation for Communication Arts was founded in 1996, when 27 young students from Journalism courses, their teachers, but also journalists from Oltenia signed up its act. The articles of incorporation is written, inter alia: "Convinced of the importance of trying to achieve a comprehensive and global communication between members of human society, a number of teenagers and young Craiova city have decided to establish ROMANIAN FOUNDATION FOR COMMUNICATION ARTS (FRAC ) to open the laws of science and art of social dialogue. FRAC is an independent, non-political, non-religious, non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote understanding and friendship relationships domestically and internationally in communication between young lovers complete. Activities which aims to carry out in order to achieve the above objectives are: contacts
inter-personal and inter-institutions, scholarships, cultural programs, educational, scientific, in various areas of activity
social, economic, cultural, meetings, round tables, debates, conferences and competitions. Foundation received personality
Legal July 2, 1999.
School of Journalism and Communication is the first project of FRAC. Works in Craiova and addresses young people who want to acquire journalism, either as a hobby or as a future profession, the courses are of six months per module.
By Marius Daea