About ICS

The Institute of Communication Studies is a leading research organization in the field of journalism and media studies, public relations and corporate communications. Our mission is to contribute towards strengthening of Macedonian democracy by working with media, civil society and public institutions, educating a critical public that will ask for greater transparency and accountability through engagement in the policy creation process.


Master classes in media and journalism “Get ready for the digital age”

Acquire skills and obtain tips for the digital information age by participating in the master classes for Media and Journalism “Get ready for the Digital Age.” The free master classes are a combination of training with physical presence and apprentice work and will be implemented during the months of May and June.

The master classes are designed for young people aged 19 to 34, including students, young journalists and those who want to upgrade their digital media skills. During 5 days, they will have sessions and discussions with coaches who are prominent journalists and will produce multimedia products in teams and under mentorship of the coaches.

The master classes teach the tools that can be used to verify information obtained from social media, how one can collect data from web databases and transform it into news by visualizing them using infographics, maps and audio slides. Participants will also learn how to blog and write in a web-friendly way, create and promote their own blog, and engage the web audience. The master classes also provide multimedia skills for editing images, audio or video for the web, producing stories, vlogs and podcasts with a mobile phone, as well as use of multimedia production applications. Upon completion of the master classes, the participants shall acquire a certificate as well as 3 ECTS credits.

The application for participation in the master classes is to be submitted no later than 3 May at THIS LINK. Accommodation and travel expenses will be covered for participants outside Skopje. More information about master classes can be obtained at the e-mail address .

The master class program was developed by a team of trainers composed of prominent journalists from Macedonia, according to a leading program of the American organization IREX, known as Journalism in the Age of Digital Information (JEDI).

The master classes are delivered by the Institute of Communication Studies and IREX, within the USAID Media Literacy Project, “Youthink”.