The laureates of the public service broadcasting contest were announced during the bar-camp “Digital Journalism, Information Security, and Elections Reflection” carried out on May 17-18 in Bucha and organized by the Telekritika non-governmental organization.
The first place was taken by the journalist and screenwriter Vladimir Fomenko and the teacher of the Institute of Journalism of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv Ilia Khomenko for the work "Public service broadcasting from the View of Social Cybernetics". The article has been published in the Chernihov Web-periodical “Vysokyj Val”. The winners have received the award of 4,000 UAH and an additional order for 3,000 UAH.
The second place with 3,000 UAH and additional order for 3,000 UAH was taken by the Kharkiv journalist Evgeniy Maslov for the article "Social Television, Social Contract and Nothing Personal" for the Web-periodical “Glavnoye”.
The third place was divided between the two works. These are the article of Maria Gavrilishyn and Marta Gladka "How Much Are You Ready to Pay for Truth?" and the article by Kateryna Sergatskova "Public Service Broadcasting In Ukraine As A Reality Show For The Critics". Each winner receives 2,000 UAH and an additional order for 3,000 UAH.
There was also a separate student nomination, in which the greatest amount of points has been gained by Margaryta Tulup, the student of the fourth grade of the journalism faculty in the Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University for the article "Test of Democracy". Apart from that, this work has become one of the four best materials in the general rating. Therefore, Margaryta will receive not only 1,000 UAH and an additional order for 3,000 UAH, but also the award of 1,000 UAH for the fourth place.
“All the articles put in the short-list of the finalists are very strong. The article that took the first place has gained 40.8 points, while the fourth has taken 37.6 points. Thus, the difference between them is only three points. The gap between the other winners is even shorter,” says Vitaliy Yarynych, the chief executive officer of the Telekritika non-governmental organization.
All in all, there were 63 works participating in the contest. They are available here.
Let us remind you, Telekritika is leading three more contests for journalists: What Local Media should be Like; Ukrainian Journalism in Time of Sociopolitical Conflicts and Hostility; Information Wars: Reasons, Consequences, and Counteractions.
The prize money of each contest makes up 25,000 UAH. The deadline of materials submission is May 31, 2014.