Mobile journalism online: representatives of the Faculty of Journalism of ZNU exchanged experience with colleagues within the framework of the DESTIN project
The year 2021 began for the team of the Faculty of Journalism of ZNU (Zaporizhzhia National University), which is a partner in the consortium under the Erasmus + KA2 DESTIN project, with fruitful work on disseminating the results of the project. Thus, in early February, Mariupol State University in cooperation with Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv organized an online event for teachers and students of journalism faculties of national universities, representatives of the DESTIN project - a master class "Mobile Journalism" from British journalist, lecturer at the Bath Spa University Lizzie Powell. ZNU was represented by Associate Professors of the Department of Journalism Yurii Kostiuk, Pavlo Miroshnychenko, Yuliia Liubchenko and Katerina Sirinyok-Dolgaryova.
During the event, the Dean of the Faculty of Philology and Mass Communications of MSU, Professor Svitlana Bezchotnikova was the first to speak, who stressed the importance of this meeting and its practical value.
Subsequently, the participants were addressed by Professor Ian Gadd (DESTIN Project Coordinator) of the Bath Spa University (UK), who pointed out the importance of the evolution of professional journalism through the improvement of its theoretical component, that is, the university aspect.
The Director of the Institute of Journalism of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Professor Volodymyr Rizun, assured the audience that such workshops will contribute to the improvement of the educational process, because "...such an exchange of experience will expand the range of knowledge and skills of teachers and students".
After welcoming remarks, the audience was introduced to Lizzie Powell, lecturer at the Bath Spa University (specialization - film, television and digital production), who conducted a master class on "Mojo - mobile journalism". She began her speech with a story about her experience in practical journalism: more than 20 years in the BBC news department (both on radio and TV).
During the training "Mobile Journalism", the presenter spoke about the peculiarities of the use of technical equipment by modern media professionals, which significantly optimized the workflow (for example, a mobile phone allows you to take a series of high-quality pictures and immediately upload them to the appropriate profile). With a gadget in hand, the work acquires the qualities of efficiency, accessibility and dynamism. On the other hand, the specialist becomes a "hostage" of other circumstances: remote, meteorological, economic, technical and others.
After the speech of Ms. Lizzie Powel, the participants of the online event had the opportunity to ask questions, during the discussion of which they mentioned the technical training of the journalist and ... TikTok.
The finale of the meeting was a common online photo and virtual "awarding" of certificates.