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Maryam Azish

IRNA
Reporter, editorial writer
Iran
Motivations

My interest in advanced studies in media studies to my mind several months ago after finishing my Master's degree at Department of Communication Sciences in Islamic Azad University last year.
I really am interested to attend the program because I believe it will help expand my horizons and fulfill my professional aspirations.
I believe my strong academic background in media combined with my work experience may fulfill your requirements.
This course will also give me an opportunity to engage with other journalists from around the world with whom I will be able to share my professional experience.

Academic background

I finished my master's degree at the Department of Communication Sciences in Islamic Azad University in 2015. My master's grade list is not yet available and will be prepared in the next six months.
My thesis was about the emergence of mobile journalism in Iranian news agencies which conducted in Iran for the first time. I also managed to introduce a new communication theory about modern journalism which was registered in Department of Communication Sciences in Islamic Azad University for the first time.
I finished my Continuous Bachelor’s degree Program at Schools of Media Studies in July 2007, field of English News Translation Studies.

Research Activity

My final thesis in master became one of the interesting sources for next students of social communication students and got approval of several Iranian and international papers and news agencies encouraging further research under supervision of my advisor professor Dr. Hamid Reza Hossini Dana . He recommended my success. Developing the main idea of my final thesis is one of my academic achievements thanks to Dr. Hamid Ziaei Parvar advice and the outcome will be published hopefully in a book by September 2016.

Work Experience

In December 2007 in joined Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) foreign news department section parallel to enrollment to my master studies in Department of Communication Sciences in Islamic Azad University.
The major topics which I gained experience in this job briefly are:
-Member of editorial staff,
-Translating news from Persian to English
-Reporting domestic and international seminars, fairs and exhibitions
-Conducting interviews with foreign diplomats and businessmen
-Writing editorials.
-Reporting, interpreting from Persian to English and vice versa.

From Dec 2009 until June 2013 I joined IRIB foreign news department section. The major topics which I gained experience in this job briefly are:
- Member of Translation & News Section
-Translating news from English to Persian
-Reporting national and international seminars, fairs and exhibitions
-Conducting interviews with foreign diplomats and businessmen
- Writing editorials.

From January 2001 until May 2008 I worked at Tehran-based English Newspaper Iran Daily. The major topics which I gained experience in this job briefly are:
-International page sub-editor of the daily English language publication.
-Daily international page setup, conducting interviews, commentaries, opinions
-Reporting on seminars, fairs and exhibitions

Why Master program?

Postgraduate program can help me to get involved in more scientific details related to the major I like and can make me the real professional to initiate new ways for application of science to real world.
I would like to gain access to new sources of information and science and that a university is the best place to find what I am looking for, the systematic advancement of my knowledge.
By advancing my knowledge I can be a useful individual for humanity and the entire mankind. To help them improve their life quality and to gain pleasure to my life.

Why I could be good choice for this program?