At the media forum a great attention is paid to the future of journalism, young professionals and their education. One of the venues was the discussion panel “Educational Technologies for the Media of the Future”. The guests discussed the difficulties that universities face when training media professionals.

Tatyana Tikhomirova, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Communications, Media and Design says that the media market is changing rapidly, and it’s necessary to develop a form of education that would allow to make corrections in the curriculum quickly.

The problem was realized in professional circles. TV channel Russia Today has been offering courses for all interested students for several years already. Thanks to this, you can see the requirements for a young specialist in a real newsroom environment. «The advantage of this school is that it is directly taught by professionals. They do not get paid for it because they understand the need to train future professionals», says Ekaterina Mokeeva, adviser to the editor in chief for training Russia Today.

Speakers agreed that today is a need to introduce media education at all levels of education – from school to every faculty in universities. Experts also came to the conclusion that a modern journalist should actively learn programming languages. This is relevant for all professional spheres.

Tatyana Tikhomirova proposed to conduct courses of professional development of the Higher School of Economics for teachers of the universities of the Caspian states in the framework of the Caspian Media Forum. «It’s not enough to cooperate with students – you need to work with teachers who also need to learn new multimedia technologies. We want the students with projects to be directly offered to employers and not remain in the university»,- the expert emphasized.

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