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A state-recognized degree


The CFJ was recognized by the French state as a private vocational university on the 25th of January, 1962.

Our degree in journalism has been approved by the French Ministry of Education since 1985. Since the 5th of July, 2012, it has been recognized as the equivalent of a Master’s degree. It has also been registered on the French National Register of Professional Certifications since 2013.


Professional recognition


The CFJ’s two year long degree programme is recognized by the Commission paritaire nationale de l’emploi des journalistes (French journalism commission). We are one of only 14 schools to have been recognized in this way (9 state schools and 4 private schools). This commission, which was founded in 1976 and is made up of representatives from publishing groups and journalism syndicates, aims to study training courses in the field of journalism and pen an annual report about career possibilities and their evolution.