Our Mission is to develop a new generation of watchdogs in Myanmar and to improve the quality of journalism by promoting professionalism among local journalists.
Profile of Yangon Journalism School (YJS)
Yangon Journalism School (YJS), the first independent private journalism school in Myanmar, was founded in 2009 in Yangon. However its trainers have been teaching journalism in the nation as early as 2003.
YJS was founded by Ye Naing Moe, a senior journalist who studied journalism at University of California (Berkeley), and his colleagues.
Yangon Journalism School has provided numerous trainings including basic journalism, feature writing, investigative journalism, editor training, reporting business and economics, election reporting, covering public health, extractive industries, fishery, education, natural disasters, etc.
Though YJS is based in Yangon, school’s trainers have been conducting trainings in other cities like Mandalay, Mawlamyaing, Magway, Kalay, Min Dat, Sittwe, Nay Pyi Daw, Myitkyina, Dawei, etc for local watchdogs.
Each year YJS trained around 180 journalists from local newspapers, radios and TV stations. Besides local trainers, YJS also has several international experts who teach in school’s quality trainings.
In 2015, Mandalay Journalism School was founded as a sister organization of YJS. MJS is not only a training center but also a hub for journalists to meet and work.
YJS is the most productive j school in Myanmar and almost every media offices in Myanmar has YJS’s alumnus. YJS is currently supported by the Open Society Foundations, Omidyar Network and Pyoe Pin Programme.