Media and journalism

DepartmentMedia and journalism
Head of DepartmentSpozmei shah
FacultyMahwish Ali shahid Samina Rasheed Tabinda Aqdas Durdana Khan Javeria Malik Sitara Gull Bibi Malala

Introduction

Media and Journalism Department was established in March 2013 with a regular two year M.A. Program under the supervision of Ms. Gul Farzana. Department took start just with 9 students while currently, the number of enrolled students in the department is around 200. However, number of batches of students have been passed out till to date and are serving in renowned public and government media organizations. Department first time introduced BS (4 Year) Media and Journalism program in 2015. The program has been formulated in accordance with the policies and standards given by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan.

Mission

The mission of Media and Journalism department in a democratic society is to inform, to enlighten and to champion freedoms of speech and press. so that Instead of producing just students for market our mean and basic mission is to produce creative and critical thinker and responsible citizen for society

Goals and objectives:

The main goals and objectives of Media and Journalism are:

 To prepare students with strong academic knowledge and professional skills so they are prepared to become media professionals.

 To provide students critical engagement with the latest theory and research on media, culture, and communication.

 To produce graduates to be leaders of the society with a sense of high morality, and insightful attitudes, so that they would contribute to the development of society

Program offered

Master two years

Bachelors four years

Admission criteria 

 Admission will be given on merit determined through following criteria.

Academic qualification           50%

Admission test                        50%

BS & MA Specializations at department of media and journalism:

Upon completion of their studies the students will receive a BS or M. Sc. in Media and Communication Sciences with one of the following specializations.

  1. Print Media
  2. Electronic Media Production
  3. Development communication/ DSC

Job and career opportunities

  • Public Relation Officer in public/government sector
  • Reporter/anchor/newscaster in print/electronic media
  • Social Campaigning and Advocacy in Non-Governmental organizations (NGOs)
  • News Making: Sub-editing and page designing
  • Correspondent in news agencies
  • Opinion writer: Column, Editorial, Feature, Article & Review Writing  
  • Blogging and Mobile Journalism
  • Documentary and Filmmaking  
  • Photojournalism
  • Ad agency

Achievements

The biggest achievement of the media and journalism department was conducted first-ever international conference on media and journalism at Balochistan level. Won 1st and 2nd prices in different short film competition at Balochistan level. Won 1st price in documentary purazam program at the national level.

Facilities

With the facilities of a Computer Lab and TV studio.

Faculty profiles

Name: Mahwish Ali shahid

Designation: Lecturer

Specialization: TV journalism and Digital Media 

Degree: MPhil (in progress)

Email:     mahwishali35@gmail.com

                Mahwishali@sbkwuii.edu.pk 

Name: Spozmei Shah 

Designation: Lecturer

Specialization: Communication Theories of Media and Society, Photography

Degree: MA in Media studies

Email:    spozmei.shah@sbkwu.edu.pk

                Spozmeishah@yahoo.com 

Name: Jawaria Malik

Designation: Lecturer

Specialization: Reporting, Feature Writing and Subediting

Degree: MA in Media studies

Email: Jawariamalik83@gmail.com

Name: Durdana Khan

Designation: Lecturer

Specialization: Opinion Writing (Column & Feature Writing), DSC (Development Support Communication)

Degree: MA in Media studies

Email: Durdanakhan1990@gmail.com

Name: Tabinda Aqdas

Designation: Lecturer

Specialization: Public Relation & TV program and Production

Degree: MPhil (in progress)

Email: tabindaaqdas@gmail.com

Name: Sitara Gull

Designation: Lecturer

Specialization: Magazine production and Public Relation

Degree: MA in Media Studies

Email: sitaragull30@gmail.com

Name: Samina Rashid

Designation: Lecturer

Specialization: Advertising, Development Support Communication

Degree: MPhil (in progress)

Email: saminarashid13@gmail.com

Name: Bibi Malala

Designation: Lecturer

Specialization: Mass Communication’s History, Current Affairs and Public Relation

Degree: MA in Media Studies

Email: malalakakar786@gmail.com

Name: Sohail Khattak

Designation: Visiting Lecturer  

Specialization: Radio

 Retired DG Radio Pakistan

Email: sohailbacha70@yahoo.com

Seminar/conferences

  • First international media and journalism conference n Balochistan “interaction and shifting boundaries of culture and society in media: challenges and opportunities”
  • 3 days photography workshop at media and journalism department with the collaboration of IDSP.
  • 3 days Session conducted by Center for Research and Security Studies (CRSS) on Youth Voices in the Democratic process (YDP)
  • Six days training on media literacy by Individualland Pakistan
  • Three days journalism Training- socials/Blogging & Vlogging conducted by GNMI and SBK woman’s University
  • Session conducted by Purazm Awards 2021 and training on development Media Products through Smartphones.
  • AAJ TVs program “Target” recorded at SBKWU with the collaboration of Media and journalism
  • One day session on “Ehl e Aman ki Dastanen” by individualland Pakistan
  • PurAzm Awards Briefing Session 2017 in SBKWU