Master’s Program in Media Communications of The Ukrainian Catholic University with the support of mymedia.org are pleased to announce a call for students’ projects for participation in the Third International Student Media Symposium’2016 “Conflicts through Media: Challenges and Changes” that will be held in Lviv, Ukraine on March 31 – 1 April 2016.
The Student Media Symposium (SMS) is intended to create a new academic platform for the exchange of ideas, projects and results of media research among young scholars, journalists and leading media experts from Ukraine and abroad at the School of Journalism of the Ukrainian Catholic University.
SMS’2016 includes two panels:
Media Сriticism “Media in the Conflict Area: Changes and Challenges”
Media Lab: “Visual Discourse of Conflicts”
The SMS will include a selection of applicants’ works, and presentation of research projects during the Symposium within given platforms, keynote speaker presentation, round tables, etc.
Priority topics of the media criticism panel “Media in the Conflict Area: Changes and Challenges”
Eligible for the contest are new projects within declared thematic areas in the following formats: monitoring articles, reviews, articles, media criticism analytics. Project languages: Ukrainian, Russian or English. The length of the project should be no more than 8-10 pages.
The best materials from media critical panel will be recommended for publication in specialized online-media of Ukraine.
During Media Lab “Visual Discourse of Conflicts” we expect a photo or documentary works directly or indirectly related to the topic of conflicts, war and peace, life in the zone of conflict and beyond, stories of individual characters, personal experiences. Our overseas applicants may present the experiences of their countries or their view of Ukraine.
Eligible for the contest are:
The most interesting materials from Media Lab will be published on the Media Symposium site.
Three participants from each panel will receive gifts from the organizers.
In order to participate in the Symposium one should mail to [email protected]:
1) The project (text; photo story or documentary film along with narrative parts).
2) Extended CV (it should include information about the education and professional experience of the prospective participant, as well as any scholarships, internships, publications, etc.; contact information; portfolio photo for SMS booklet.)
Requirements for the research papers:
During SMS’2016 also is planned a lecture by the honorary keynote speaker of the Symposium and thematic round tables.
The deadline is March 7, 2016.
The results will be announced on March 10, 2016.
More detailed SMS’2016 program will be announced in the end of March 2016.
Working languages of SMS’2016: Ukrainian, Russian, and English.
Participation in SMS’2016 is free of charge.
The organizers of Media Symposium cover travel cost, accommodations and meals.
The Symposium will be held on March 31 – April 1 2016 in Lviv
Project Curator – Viktoriya Romaniuk, [email protected]
Project Coordinator – Mariya Tytarenko, [email protected]
Project Assistant – Iryna Sakivska, [email protected]
Project Manager– Veronika Ravska, [email protected]
Master’s Program in Media Communications at UCU
Khutorivka str. 35A, Lviv, 79070
Phone: (+38–032) 240–99–40