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International Youth Media School

The International Youth Media School is a successful project of the Gorchakov Fund and its partners, which brings together young journalists from different countries. Attendees of the School participate in discussions about architecture of the modern media space as viewed by experts in various countries; they are introduced to the topics of new projects, meet with top foreign affairs experts, take part in training sessions, where they learn to develop their own media on different online platforms, and master classes on processing and visualization of the data to be used in their projects. The participants also work on their own projects or materials as a separate task of the School.

The Gorchakov Fund and the co-organizers have already held 6 media school projects:

  • “Grozny 2017” (July 17-21, 2017; the Chechen Republic, Russia);
  • “Kaliningrad 2018” (May 21-25, 2018; the Kaliningrad region, Russia);
  • “Kazan 2018” (November 19-23, 2018; the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia);
  • “The Eurasian Youth Media School” (March 24-29, 2019; Minsk, Belarus);
  • “Makhachkala 2019 (June 2-7, 2019; the Republic of Dagestan, Russia);
  • “The Arctic Youth Media School” (October 14-18, 2019; Murmansk, Russia).
Speakers of the School are top experts in economy, politics and international relations, journalists, editors-in-chief of Russian and foreign media, bloggers and media experts. Experts, who presented at the previous events, included videoblogger Dmitry Puchkov (Goblin), editor-in-chief of REGNUM news agency Modest Kolerov, Director of Multimedia Centers Directorate MIA Russia Today Andrey Blagodyrenko, CEO of Argymenty i Facty publishing house Ruslan Novikov, Director of Armnews FM radio station Lilit Tumanyan and others.

Who can become a participant?
  • students from the faculties of journalism;
  • journalists, bloggers, editors-in-chief of mass media and online portals focusing on the topics of a new project;
  • young political scientists and foreign affairs experts, who have publications in the media on the topics of a new project.
The list of the participants is formed based on results of the applications review.

Requirements to the participants:
  • knowledge of Russian;
  • age 18-30;
  • a proactive approach to life and a desire to develop professionally.
Terms of participation:

The Gorchakov Fund will cover accommodation costs, meals, cultural program and transfers included in the program. The Fund will provide visa support.

How to apply?

Once the call for applications is published, the applicants should complete an application form of the Gorchakov Fund and attach an essay (if required), a short bio, links to several publications/videos/podcasts in the media, a photo (face photo, light solid background, vertical position), and a copy of the passport.