Oleksandra Postoieva, a second-year student of the specialty “Journalism and Social Communication” of Mariupol State University, became a participant of the VI Summer International Media Academy in Soloniki (Greece) “New Trends in Media and Journalism”.
Professional journalists and Hgher Education applicants from Ukraine, Greece, USA, Germany, Italy, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Slovakia took part in the educational course. For 11 days, they considered new trends in the media space, trends in modern journalism and the exceptional importance of journalist responsibility.
We studied the concepts of hate speech and the information vacuum, analyzed the methods and mechanisms of fact checks using examples of media coverage of the war in Ukraine. The most interesting thing for me was to get acquainted with the works of the Dutch photojournalist Ilvi Nyokiktien. Using examples of her work, we saw how one frame can make more sense than hundreds of wordsі слів.
Based on the results of the training, participants wrote an essay about the value of living in the realities of war. Experienced and future media professionals will be able to use the acquired knowledge in their future journalistic activities.
In addition to studying, the participants of the media Academy spent evenings together, exchanged opinions and talked about their own experience in the media.
The Academy gave me the opportunity to meet new, interesting people. Each of them has a different world-view and life experience, which they willingly shared. It's nice to see how everyone here is in love with journalism and is passionate about their work. For me, as a student, hearing the stories of Professional Journalists was the most fascinating and useful experience
Among other things, Oleksandra gave an interview to the Greek TV channel ERT3Social. For the story, the student told why she decided to take part in the media academy, what useful things she learned during her studies, and how communication with other course participants took place.