Political Journalism

Mission:
This master’s degree is addressed to those interested in the media presentation of politics, in political analysis and communications, in the analysis of anti-discrimination, and equality of chances policies. The master’s program combines approaches from political science, sociology, journalism, as well as tangible experiences from political communications and electoral campaigning, in an inter- and a trans-disciplinary curriculum structure. This curriculum includes a set of specialization disciplines that offer the students instruments for the analysis of the way the media participate to configuring the public and the political spheres. This also conveys a political perspective from the inside fiind for those who aim at comprehending the way it functions beyond appearances, providing premises for building productive relationships between the media and political leaders.
The program includes course such as: Media and the Public Sphere; Political Leadership; Gender and Politics; Parties and Party Systems; Electoral Campaigns and Television; Political Communications; Research Project in Journalism and in Political Communications; Electoral Campaign Marketing; Public Communications Techniques.

Admission:
Admission consists of two examinations. The written exam refers to submitting a research or a practical project in the field of the master’s program. The candidate will elaborate a research project in journalism or in political communications.
The structure of the project will comprise:
•    motivation for the selection of the topic;
•    relevance of the topic for the field;
•    research or procedure account (method);
•    objectives and envisaged results.

The research proposal will be accompanied by a bibliography, and citation will be made according to an acknowledged system (such as APA, Harvard, Turabian). The research project will be of approximately 12,000 characters. The text will be written with diacritical marks, fonts of 12, Times New Roman, 1.5 (single and a half) spaced. The oral examination refers to the presentation of the project to the commission, as well as to mentioning the arguments regarding the motivation to attend this master’s program.