Intensive growth of Tatar-language media in the late 20th century led to a steep increase in demand for the professionals fluent in Tatar language. Therefore the Department of Tatar Journalism was established in 1990. The educational process is held in Tatar. The Department supervises relevant programs of graduate and postgraduate education.
The Department's research interests touch upon not only Tatars but also other ethnic minorities in the Volga region and their media.
The vast majority of Tatar-language broadcasters in Tatarstan and Russia were in some capacity trained by the Department.
Our students are in charge of the Tatar broadcasts of the University's Univer TV channel and Darelfonyn newspaper.