The meeting with the participation of Rector Volodymyr Bugrov, Vice-Rector for Scientific and Pedagogical Work Andriy Hozhyk, and more than 20 editors of Ukrainian media was initiated by teachers of the Institute of Journalism and the Institute of In
The general theme of the meeting could be outlined as follows: "What kind of journalist does the modern national media market need?". Accordingly, what should be the journalistic education in national free economic zones today? In general, the discussion discussed possible ways to develop the human resources of the media industry, current issues of training young journalists and prospects for dual education in the industry, which is also unbalanced and does not form a demand for a specialist of the appropriate level and grade.
Thus, Andriy Kulikov (Public Radio) categorically stated that a journalist without education is impossible, and in his editorial office he does not practice hiring "current" students. "The proportions of practice and education in the training of a journalist may be different, but this tandem is inseparable," he said.
Olena Frolyak (ICTV) believes that at this stage both the Free Economic Zone and the editorial offices should take a more responsible approach to the internships that students go through, sometimes openly formally. It is the internship that has the necessary potential to integrate the student journalist into the profession.
Oleksandr Kharchenko (Ukrinform) pointed out the need to train "deep" journalists, although he presented a news agency where, it would seem, it is journalists who should be most in demand.
Zhanna Mischerska (Radio Ukraine International) is convinced that it is impossible to train a specialist to work in her field - foreign language - without a classical university education. Only she gives the proper knowledge, values ??and worldview.
Representatives of regional media - Vasyl Chepurny (Sivershchyna, Chernihiv) and Anatoliy Garkusha (Velykodimerska Hromada, Kyiv region) asked an almost rhetorical question: why do students of journalism faculties not get to the editorial offices beyond the cities with a population of millions?
Regarding the issue of dual education, the experience of its implementation in KNU was informed in detail by Vice-Rector A. Gozhyk, the opinions of the media community were quite controversial. Some were ready to consider such a possibility, while other editors did not see any prospects in this, openly noting the "non-profit" and the risk of such activities. In particular, there are no guarantees that the specialist, in whose education the funds were invested, will not leave the editorial office immediately after graduation.
Representatives of the education sector, in particular the director of IZH Volodymyr Rizun, instead argued that improving the quality of education of media professionals could be achieved through the introduction of pilot programs of dual education, which provide a constant combination of academic training with practice.
Rector Volodymyr Bugrov is convinced that the introduction of an experiment with dual education to begin with in one of the master's programs in journalism, in the format of a single edition or consortium, should be a joint conscious decision of all parties. For its part, the University is ready to make efforts with methodological and regulatory support.
If we summarize the remarks of the representatives of the journalism department, their wishes for media education were that the editorial offices are waiting for specialists who speak Ukrainian (whose professional skills are now lame) and a foreign language, and not only English, have a broad outlook, have mastered the basics work with TV and radio equipment, able to work with large databases, and even have programming skills.
As a result, the participants of the meeting agreed to continue the dialogue between the representatives of the educational community and the editors of the leading Ukrainian media.
The event was attended by Serhiy Danylenko, acting Head of the Department of International Media Communications and Communication Technologies of the Institute of International Relations, where two master's programs were opened - "International Journalism" and "International Communications (International Journalism)", which were recently accredited NAME, and Sergei Bondarenko, Acting Head of the Department of Journalism and Social Communications, Vasyl Stus Donetsk National University (Vinnytsia).
The meeting was supported by the NGO Foundation "Society".