Universities and schools

Despite the increase in the number of journalistic schools within universities in the last 15 years, some of the biggest weaknesses of journalism studies remained. They include small number of profession-oriented courses, low levels of practical instruction, absence of specialisation for different kinds of media, lack of technical equipment, large groups of students, inadequate teaching staff, and traditional teaching methods.

Academic journalism studies are carried out at state and private universities. These are the following: Faculty of Political Sciences in Belgrade, which has the longest tradition, Faculty of Philosophy in Novi Sad, Faculty of Philosophy in Nis, Faculty for Culture and Media (Megatrend University) in Belgrade, Faculty for Media and Communication (Singidunum University) in Belgrade. There are also studies of sports journalism at the Faculty of Sport in Belgrade.