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Successful storytelling: the experience of European practitioners for professors and students of Mariupol State University


On December 16, Mariupol State University hosted a master class "innovative storytelling in Multimedia" from Danika Ilich, an international media trainer, journalist of the world network of ethical journalism, media consultant for UNESCO projects (Great Britain).

The event was organized by Prjsc "TRK "Eurostudiya" and the Social Communications Department under the guidance of the Dean of the Philology and Mass Communications Department, professor Svitlana Bezchotnikova.


Participants of the master class implemented within the framework of the International Project "MediaHub" were students of the "Journalism" department, professors and practicing media workers.


The speaker told the audience about her career in journalism and shared her own experience working for the BBC - the world's largest broadcasting company. As the expert noted, journalism is the best thing that has happened to her in her lifetime. Also in her story, Danika Ilich emphasized the importance of observing the standards of journalistic ethics in the digital age. 


The demonstration of the best journalistic practices of multimedia storytelling became the subject for a long discussion during the master class. Participants had the opportunity to get answers to purely theoretical questions about current storytelling trends and to hear practical pieces of advice from an experienced European trainer.
 

The first thing why I’ve decided to take part in the training was the speaker's extensive work experience on the BBC. And my expectations were fully met. Danika shared with us exclusive information about what rules and ethical principles are followed when writing stories in the British public broadcasting company. Most of the tips for writing materials in the storytelling genre, I remember that the main thing should be a person and his unique story. I will definitely use all the acquired knowledge in my future journalistic activities,

– student of the specialty "Journalism" Kateryna Kior.

 

In addition, Danika Ilich noted students` high level of activity and motivation of students of the specialty "Journalism" and expressed confidence that they will have a happy professional future.
 

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