On March 11, within the frameworks of the Erasmus + DESTIN international project "Journalism Education for Democracy in Ukraine: Development of Standards, Integrity and Professionalism", a review of updated programs in the major "Journalism" took place. Students of Mariupol State University will start studying according to the European standards in September 2020.
Updated educational and professional programs were presented by the teachers of the Philosophy and Social Studies Department of MSU, Professor Svitlana Bezchotnikova, dean of the Faculty of Philology and Mass Communications, scientific director of the project, Associate Professor Olena Melnikova-Kurganova, Senior Lecture Andriy Kulykov, Head of Public Radio, Natalia Andreeva, editor of Eurostudio TV and Radio Company and Oleksiy Chyshevych, assistant, leading specialist of the training laboratory "Telestudio MSU-Media". The review took place in Zaporizhia with the participation of media representatives and teachers from the Netherlands, Sweden, Austria and Ukraine.
Journalist training programs include in-depth study of the basics of the journalistic profession, free choice of the disciplines for additional qualifications in the professions of the communication cycle, as well as elements of dual education, including training in media production, namely on the basis of PJSC TRC Eurostudio, LLC TRO "Mariupol Television" and PJSC newspaper "Pryazovsky Rabochy".
Together with the student journalists, teachers and employers, European practitioners discussed ways to improve the quality of training for new programs. Following the meeting, the expert commission gave positive feedback on the structure and content of the updated programs.
The Erasmus + DESTIN international project "Journalism Education for Democracy in Ukraine: Standards Development, Integrity and Professionalism" will allow the faculty of the Philosophy and Social Studies Department of Mariupol State University to improve the training of journalists in the Donetsk region taking into account the European standards.