Department of Journalism

Mission

  • To provide the excellent education for students to become skillful journalists.
  • To establish as an academic institution to fulfill the needs of Myanmar Media Industry
  • To substantially produce ethical and responsible journalists to strengthen the fourth Estate

Vision

  • “To achieve professionalism, start your Journey from Department of Journalism”
  • The vision of Journalism Department is to serve as an academic institution for Professional Journalism
  • To Encourage all-Inclusive Journalism Education

History

  • The department of Journalism in National Management Degree College offers students a four-year bachelor of arts in journalism. It is the only academic institution in Myanmar to offer a degree in media. The course offers a four-year academic theory and three-month internship program. The department has also improved ties with the media industry. The students have to go the internship to the private media outlets. The journalism department is pioneer built as an education institution in 2007-2008 academic years. The department is firstly cooperated with the Ministry of Information and fully got the teaching support from Ministry of Information. At the time, the course was three years and six months (included On the Job Training) programme. A new Bachelor of Arts in Journalism curriculum was completed in June 2013 to replace the previous curriculum. The syllabus for the department of journalism’s degree programme was developed in coordination with UNESCO. Thus, it is competency-based, i.e., it aims to develop concrete knowledge and skills every NMDC graduate should be equipped with to effectively engage in the journalism profession. It also addresses the competencies needed by the news media sector. Another salient feature is that it has been benchmarked with the UNESCO Model Journalism Education Curricula and with journalism curricula of neighboring ASEAN countries. Professor Dr.Margaret Wong, head of the department of History in Yangon University, is the first Adjunct head of department of Journalism and take the responsibility of department from 2010-2015. Dr Zin Mar Kyaw, Associate Professor, continues as the head of department from 2016 until now.
Dr. Zin Mar Kyaw
Professor (Head of Department)
Dr. Moe Moe Aye
Associate Professor
Dr. Cho Cho Thwin
Associate Professor
Daw Hsu Thiri Zaw
Assistant Lecturer
Daw Su Myat Naing
Assistant Lecturer
Daw Nang Pyae Phyoe Kyaw
Assistant Lecturer
Daw Su Mon Latt
Assistant Lecturer
Daw Cho Yi Mon Tun
Tutor
Daw Pan Ei Ei Phyu
Tutor