The Doha Institute of Graduate Studies (DI) inaugurated on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, the launch of a TV Production Studio for the Master of Journalism Program offered at the DI. The launch of the studio was presided Dr. Azmi Bishara, Chair of the DI Board of Trustees, in the presence of Acting President and Provost Yasir Suleiman Malley, the DI's faculty deans, professors and students of Journalism and members of the DI faculty and administration.
In his speech, Dr. Mohamad Hamas Elmasry, Head of the Journalism Program stated: "We are happy to launch a TV production studio for the Journalism Program. The launch of this studio, together with equipping the Doha Institute Journalism Lab, is designed to enhance the skills of our students to succeed in an era defined by multi-platform media." Elmasry continued: "We are also confident that the TV production studio will fulfill the overall academic goals that are in line with the Doha Institute's vision and mission; as both faculty and students, not only from the Journalism Program, will reap the benefits of the studio and its technical capacity, be it for video interviews or projects that are part of their academic and research assignments."
Dr. Nawaf Tamimi, Professor of Journalism at the DI said: "The studio will be an important addition to the Journalism Program and will enable students to achieve practical skills that will better equip them to join the labor market and this highly competitive field." He noted that "the studio will provide the students with the opportunity to smoothly and confidently experience work environments. Tamimi added that the studio has been equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technology for indoor and outdoor photography, montage devices, and video production programs for television media and various new electronic media platforms.
The launch of the studio is in line with the DI's strategy to keep the DI's overall infrastructure up-to-date and specifically to upgrade all professional and practical components of the Journalism Program.