Senior year students and young journalists will learn from the Ukrainian and Polish reportage journalists, and then will cover the elections in different parts of Ukraine.
School of Journalism of the Ukrainian Catholic University, with support of MYMEDIA Project announced the enrollment to the Second School of Political Reportage, which will be held in September-October 2014. Senior year students and young journalists who are interested in reportage and want to learn working better in this genre may become participants of the Project.
Work of the School of political reportage will consist of two stages:
First: master classes on the techniques of writing of political reportage that will be held in Lviv by renowned Ukrainian and foreign journalists of reportage;
Second: business trips of the project participants to 15 cities in different regions of Ukraine on the day of Parliamentary elections for writing of political reportage.
For travelers, we chose the cities that are not provincial capitals, but play an important role in its own region and have a distinctive political, economic, ethnic or historical flavor.
During the First School of political reportage (September-October 2012) it was Uman, Myrgorod, Yenakievo, Bakhchisaray, Sevastopol, Izmail, Mukachevo, Kosmach, Zolochiv and others. List of the cities where participants of the Second School will go, will be a surprise.
Selection of participants of the School political reportage is done on a competitive basis. Applications for participation may be submitted by students of 3rd, 4th and 5th year of any specialties, as well as young journalists under 28 years of age (inclusive).
To participate in a competition the following materials are to be sent to an electronic address email@example.com:
1. Detailed CV.
2. Analytical material (up to 3000 characters), which should include an analysis of the political attitudes in your city (region) and its causes;
3. Motivation letter (up to 2000 characters) describing one’s own understanding of the genre of reportage and formulating one’s professional expectations from participation in the School of political reportage.
Applicants who have published texts on political issues, in particular reportages (texts of publications should be included in an application for participation in the School), will have an advantage.
The work of the School participants will be supervised by mentor editors. Best texts will be published in all-Ukrainian and regional media.
Applications may be submitted by September 7, 2014 (inclusive).
Lists of the School of political reportage will be published on the website of the School of Journalism of UCU (journalism.ucu.edu.ua) and its Facebook page on September 10, 2014.
Expenses related to participation in master classes and a travel for writing of political reportage on the day of elections will be covered by the organizers.