A distance learning program designed for Asian working journalists who seek to develop and leverage the Asian perspective in their work, intensify their commitment to journalism’s ideals, and be at the cutting-edge in a global, technologically sophisticated environment. A total of 12 courses are taught by an international faculty using blended (i.e. both online and face-to-face learning) methods.
The program accepts about 20 students from various Asian countries each year. As of 2015, more than 200 journalists from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam have enrolled.
The program is administered by ACFJ under the Ateneo Department of Communication.
LEARNING VIA THE INTERNET
Courses are taught using Internet-based distance education methods, a truly convenient platform for working journalists. With online classes, they can pursue their studies at their own time and in any place of their choice—home, office, or café—without major disruptions to their careers and personal lives.
Core courses are taught using a fusion of online and on-campus methods. Electives and Master’s Projects take place entirely online, while the cognate courses are taken on-campus.