Journalism is the profession that combines the art of the word, the art of communicating with people and creativity. Mass media of Nizhny Novgorod have rich history and traditions, they play an important role in the socio-political life of the city and the region. Graduates of the program hold key positions in the Nizhny Novgorod print and e-media, and also work as public relations specialists (press-secretaries, heads and employees of press services in the structures of state and municipal management, political parties and commercial organizations).
Students studying under the program in Journalism can choose a specialization according to their interest: TV journalism, radio journalism, periodicals.
Leading specialists of mass media are involved in the teaching process of specialized subjects of the program.
The key scientific interests of the academic department refer to the study of media as a civil society institution. Following the Master's degree program it is possible to study under a postgraduate program.
On the annual basis the Journalism Department holds scientific and practical seminars and conferences with participation of journalists, as well as competitions of regional mass media on current interconfessional and international problems, social mission of press in modern society, mass media language and other topics.