The Annual Barents Press International Conference in April Haparanda appeared unforgettable. According to many in attendance it was one of the best. We are very grateful to the hosts – Barents Press Sweden! What do the young participants think back about? Here’re some viewpoints from different countries.
How can media not lose readers, listeners and viewers and not lose their social role in society? Is journalism to die or to become a new "business niche"? These issues were discussed by journalists from Norway, Finland, Sweden and Russia at the annual conference of the journalistic network Barents Press International in late April in the Swedish city of Haparanda.
It is interesting to learn from colleagues
In this project last year the teachers visited Denmark. This year they are going to journalism department of the Oslo Business School and to the well-known Norwegian Journalistic High School in Volda.
The second part of the study tour will take place in Finland. Russian teachers will visit the universities of Helsinki and Tampere.
Teachers from the Barents region: Murmansk, Arkhangelsk and Petrozavodsk take part in the study visit.
The peculiarity of this trip that it, together with teachers from the Barents Russia and St. Petersburg are involved their colleagues from Kaliningrad, Pskov and Vologda. Like the last year, course leader is Danish journalist Trine Smistrup. Trine has been responsible for cooperation with Russia for many years, Scandinavian colleagues know her as an author very interesting analysis of contemporary Russian media. The is published on the website of the Nordic Journalist Center