This hands-on, project-based, eight-week course will help you to develop photojournalism skills, necessary for a stand-alone photos, photo stories and multimedia storytelling.

Visual presentation, in general, is absolutely essential in multimedia stories and this course of photojournalism can be regarded as an opening  to a wider course of multimedia journalism. 

Throughout the course you will develop basic technical  skills which include using camera, setting exposition, lightning and composition, covering basic aspects of photography relevant to all kind of cameras from film to digital.

This course will also explore general principle of photography. Technical skills developed within this course will help you to understand and use any type of camera. 

Every new topic includes theory followed by practical assignments, so that you have an opportunity to learn through practice. 

In the second part of the course  you will use photography as one of the basic tools of visual storytelling. The course offers the tips and techniques useful for solving most common problems and situations photojournalists face during their professional career.  The course participants will work on the news stories of personal choice. 

By the end of the course the trainers expect to review developed photo-essays/stories, which may even become a part of future, bigger multimedia story projects.


This course will introduce you to the ethical questions and challenges faced by professional journalists.  Through the program you will study case histories that demonstrate ethical concerns such as:

  • Privacy vs. the public’s need to know
  • Covering violence and dealing with graphic images
  • The principle of searching for truth and the limitations upon it
  • Accuracy and verification in the digital era

As the learning progresses, you will look at these issues from the perspective of different ethical theories, those who successfully complete the course will have a framework for confronting and solving ethical issues involving the media. In short, this course will give you a moral compass that will help you find your way through conflicting ethical priorities.  

Distance learning program is designed for Azerbaijani working journalists who seek to develop and leverage the Azerbaijani perspective in their work, intensify their commitment to journalism ideals, and be at the cutting-edge in a global, technologically sophisticated environment. 

This hands-on, project-based, eight-week course will help you to develop photojournalism skills, necessary for a stand-alone photos, photo stories and multimedia storytelling.

Visual presentation, in general, is absolutely essential in multimedia stories and this course of photojournalism can be regarded as an opening  to a wider course of multimedia journalism. 

Throughout the course you will develop basic technical  skills which include using camera, setting exposition, lightning and composition, covering basic aspects of photography relevant to all kind of cameras from film to digital.

This course will also explore general principle of photography. Technical skills developed within this course will help you to understand and use any type of camera. 

Every new topic includes theory followed by practical assignments, so that you have an opportunity to learn through practice. 

In the second part of the course  you will use photography as one of the basic tools of visual storytelling. The course offers the tips and techniques useful for solving most common problems and situations photojournalists face during their professional career.  The course participants will work on the news stories of personal choice. 

By the end of the course the trainers expect to review developed photo-essays/stories, which may even become a part of future, bigger multimedia story projects.


This course will introduce you to the ethical questions and challenges faced by professional journalists.  Through the program you will study case histories that demonstrate ethical concerns such as:

  • Privacy vs. the public’s need to know
  • Covering violence and dealing with graphic images
  • The principle of searching for truth and the limitations upon it
  • Accuracy and verification in the digital era

As the learning progresses, you will look at these issues from the perspective of different ethical theories, those who successfully complete the course will have a framework for confronting and solving ethical issues involving the media. In short, this course will give you a moral compass that will help you find your way through conflicting ethical priorities.