The Anadolu Agency (AA), who is aware of the innovations of information technology in the world, has being planned an effective reporting by broadcasting in 11 languages all over the world within 4 years in the framework of the “100th anniversary vision.” AA aims to supply human resources having proper hardware and being available to keep up with constant change and development. To reach this goal, “AA News Academy” was established with the decision of the AA Board on the 23rd December, in 2011 in order to train new generation journalists.
AA News Academy provides practical and systematic training to keep up with new currents rapidly changing in media sector, the developments in social media and to activate for the use of technology. Our goal is to train individuals who want to work in the field of journalism by ensuring them the knowledge and skills of analytical thinking, problem solving, effective communication, news writing techniques, photo and image shooting. With this perception , AA News Academy benefits from all the new formations in this issue by cooperating with national and international organizations, who show activity and provide journalism training in this field.
Fulfilled programs by “AA News Academy” From the date of the establishment, December 23, 2011, firstly ‘News Academy’ fulfilled the “Agency Journalism Certificate Program” between the date of 6th February and 2nd June, in 2012. Qualified staff trained at AA’s own news units as practical. At the end of this training program which lasted four months, these participants were employed within AA.
In addition, the AA News Academy organized two different programs aimed at training the operational correspondents who are able to work in war zones, disasters and exceptional circumstances in association with Police Academy. Both “War Journalism Certificate Programs” were performed between the dates 4 to 15 June,2012 and 17 to 28 September, 2012 and lasted eleven days. Qualified staff of the Turkish Armed Forces also gave lectures in these programs.
Şenol KAZANCI / AA Chairman of the Board and Director General