What should local media be like

What should local media be like

What should local media be like

About Competition

The contest is launched by Telekritika and supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark. 

Accepting works finished
Opening date: 14.04.2014
Closing date:31.05.2014

For the contests are accepted journalistic materials on the topic ‘What should local media be like’:

Media criticism of local media, analysis of audience needs and the content of a problem, ways of development and reforming local media, analysis of successful cases from local media projects in Ukraine and abroad, monetization of local media.

This list of thematic areas isn’t exhaustive, contest materials may also apply to any other aspects of the creation, management and operations of the local media.

The purpose of the contest is to describe trends and the current state of local media in Ukraine, understand the reasons of this situation, suggest promising directions and ways of development for local media, ways to attract advertisers, increase number of audience and quality of local journalism.

There are no genre limits. Materials that are just compilation of other people’s works will not be considered.

Entries should be published in local or national Ukrainian or Russian editions (press, online editions, TV, radio) for the period from the 1st of April to the 30th of May 2014.

TV and radio materials should be accompanied by a full text transcript.

One author can submit up to 2 materials. Co-authorship is allowed.

Prize fund:

  • 1st place - 4000 UAH  plus additional order for 3000 UAH;
  • 2nd place - 3000 UAH plus additional order for 3000 UAH;
  • 3rd place - 2000 UAH plus additional order for 3000 UAH;
  • The best student’s material - 1000 UAH plus additional order for 3000 UAH.


Special prizes:

  • Editor’s Choice – 3 awards 2000 UAH each
  • Social networks Choice – new book about media.
  • An author who gets the biggest number of likes and shares in social networks will get a book about media.

Any images (photos, info graphics, etc.), which the author wants to amend the text, should be sent as an attachment (instead of being inserted in Word document).

Правила републикации материала
  • 1MYMEDIA welcomes the use, reprint and distribution of materials published on our site.
  • 2Mandatory conditions of using MYMEDIA materials are an indication of their authorship, pointing mymedia.org as the primary source and an active link to the original material on our site.
  • 3If only part of material is republished it must be mentioned in the text.
  • 4No changes of the content, names or facts, mentioned in material, are allowed as well as its other transformations that can cause distortion of the meaning and intent of the author.
  • 5MYMEDIA reserves the right at any time to revoke the permission to use our materials.
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