School of Journalism and Communication


The School of Journalism and Communication was founded as the Film and Broadcasting Special Program at the university (formerly Jinling University) in 1936. It was the first educational institution of film and broadcasting in China. 

The founder Mr. Sun Mingjing was a pioneer of China’s media and film education and an early member of the Chinese committee at the UNESCO. The Film and Broadcasting Special Program, the first of its kind, paved the way for the higher education of film and broadcasting in China. The Film and Broadcasting Special Program was restructured and changed its title to a department in October 1992, and the department was subsequently changed into School of Journalism and Communication in December 2003.


The School has first-level discipline Master’s and doctoral programs in journalism and communication. There are three academic departments:

  • Journalism and New Media

  • Applied Communication

  • Radio, Film and Television,

and seven research centers and institutes:

  • Institute of Journalism and Politics

  • Institute of Communication and Society

  • Center for Internet Communication

  • Institute of Visual Culture

  • Center for Urban Image Studies

  • Institute of Chinese Visual Communication

  • Nanjing University-Ogilvy Creativity Research Institute.

Other teaching and research platforms based in the school include the National Teaching Demonstration Center, Jiangsu Province Philosophy and Social Sciences Research Base, Center for Collaborative Studies of South China Sea-Communication Sector, and Chinese Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication.


The School has a faculty of 50 committed teachers, researchers, and staff and 1,000 students, including 300 Master’s students and 42 doctoral students. Among the full-time faculty members, there are 7 doctoral advisors, 18 professors, and 13 associated professors.


The faculty has published over 500 research articles listed by the Chinese Social Sciences Citation Index (CSSCI), and has 4 National Social Science Foundation key projects, 20 general projects and dozens of Provincial Social Science Fund projects. The school undertakes a range of research that straddles across the field of journalism and communication, such as journalism history, new media, media management, television and broadcasting studies, political communication, visual communication, and cultural studies.


In recent years, the school has worked hard to nurture an academic environment for communication and collaboration in communication research in China and around the world. The events in the past few years include the Biennial Convention of CSSCI Journals in Journalism and Communication, Doctoral Students Academic Luncheons, Master’s Students Seminars, Book Club Study Session, and Sun Mingjing Media Forum. The school also held China-Europe Media Forum, Journalism and Communication Journal Editors Forum and other events dedicated to promote dialogues and collaboration in research.


The school’s guiding principle of education is to emphasize comprehensive education as well as specialized education, theory as well as practice, professionalism as well as ethics. Its graduates have been well received by a wide range of employers.


The school has built strong ties with the provincial government since 2013 when Nanjing University signed the Collaborative Agreement on Building the School of Journalism and Communication with the Publicity Department of Jiangsu Provincial Party Committee. To become a top journalism and communication school in China and the region, the school has three objectives. First, it will continue to meet with the demand in China for well-trained personnel to staff the media industry. Second, it will focus on research that generates empirical and humanistic analyses of communication topics and policy issues important to China and the world. Third, it will continue to establish and maintain an international network of educators, researchers, and professionals through collaborative projects, conferences and other exchanges.



Address: Block A, Fei Yimin Building, Nanjing University, 22 Hankou Road, Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, P. R. China.

Code: 210093

Telephone: +86-25-83593551


For more information visit the website of the school


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