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Stockholm – Place of Meeting of Journalism Teachers

Date of material placement: 28-05-2013, 12:28.

The leading scientists, teachers of journalism of the Russian largest universities made an educational visit to Stockholm. That meeting was organized by Fojo Media Institute with financial support of IREX. The Russian delegation included the head of Chair of History and Theory of Journalism of NCFU, Professor Olga Lepilkina.

The curator of the project was Veronica Menzhun who very professionally organized the dialogue between the Russian teachers and the Swedish media and educational community. As O. Lepilkina noted, the most important thing was to hear opinion of the foreign colleagues on professional competences which a modern journalist should have and which students should study. It was also interesting to see and assess peculiarities of an educational process organization at the European universities.

The first day was devoted to the comparative analysis of trends of the Swedish and Russian editions. Veronica Menzhun presented the report on the general condition of the media market in Sweden and the Northern Europe. First Deputy Director General of "A&F” for New Media, Natalia Loseva told about the experience of development of the Russian mass media under modern conditions.

Acquaintance with the Swedish media industry started with "TT” leading news agency where representatives of the Russian universities met its Chief Editor Mats Johansson and the Director of "TT Competence” school Turbyern Larsson. Then the delegates visited the editorial office of the largest Scandinavian newspaper "Aftonbladet” and got acquainted with its management and the head of Online Aftonbladet Academy and visited SVT TV company (Swedish Public Television). "Immersion in the system of journalism modernization under conditions of mass Internetization, acquaintance with solutions of new tasks that all mass media are facing at this moment, all this is an invaluable experience required for those people who organize journalistic education in our country”, - Professor O. Lepilkina said.

The second part of the visit was devoted to the university educational practice. The project manager of "Professional competence of a journalist” of the European Journalism Training Association (EJTA), Professor of School of Media, Windesheim University of Applied Science (The Netherlands) Nico Drok who told the Russian delegation about the results of the project and the competent approach to training of journalists under modern conditions.

The programme ended with the visit to the Faculty of Journalism of Stockholm University and the Higher School of Sodertorn. The management and teachers of these educational institutions told about peculiarities of an educational process organization for a Bachelor and Master’s programmes, they also shared their methodical practice.

Lada Ryabushkina, 2nd year student, Journalism specialization

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