Modern International Journalism
The profession of an international journalist is one of the most prestigious and in demand. Today, this profession is changing a lot, because we are starting to to perceive the world through the prism of our interests. The world in the era of globalization is becoming more compact, turning into a “big village”, which is why we need to know it better. Here international journalism is indispensable. The main task of international journalism is to equip the listeners with a methodology for understanding foreign reality. First of all, to recognize the right of other peoples to be different, to understand their system of values, to constantly raise the bar for the spiritual demands of society. Modern international journalism is in search of compromises, in particular, between an objective and unbiased depiction of events taking place in the world and the need to draw the attention of the audience. It is unthinkable without freedom of speech and freedom of expression. This is a challenge for any international journalist who, in a multipolar world, has to be a good specialist in country studies, but at the same time a person of versatile knowledge. Modern international journalism is not only the ability to understand complex international processes of a political, economic, cultural or religious nature, but also the ability to correctly interpret and present them to the target audience. It is safe to say that if traditional journalism is the highest skill, then international journalism is an art. Like any art, international journalism requires maximum self-denial: assessing events that are often topical and extremely acute, an international journalist (unlike his “everyday news” colleague who does not have the right to even the slightest value judgment) is obliged to give the maximum professional assessment of international events, refraining from personal interpretation. This is, perhaps, the main difficulty of international journalism: the ability to distinguish analysis from interpretation. In addition, an international journalist has to be permanently aware of the colossal burden of responsibility that lies on him from the moment one joined this profession! After all, it is international journalism that is not only responsible for covering the international political agenda, but, as the practice of the 21st century shows, actually determines it. Comprehension of this reality is one of the primary tasks of any journalist striving to obtain the status of an “international journalist”.
Due to the theoretical and practical disciplines of the program, bachelor graduates will acquire all the skills necessary for the practical activities of an international journalist over the course of two years of study at the master’s program.
Extensive international connections, the level of training and qualifications of the teaching staff of the graduating department of theory and history of journalism will allow future masters to successfully master innovative media technologies and methods of the profession of an international journalist.
Key disciplines: “Theory and practice of foreign policy information activity”, “Modern media systems”, “Legal regulation of the media”, “Analytical commentary in the media”, “Applied conflictology for journalists”, “Work of a journalist within the framework of diplomatic protocol norms”, “Journalism in crisis situations”, “GR in the public and business sectors”, etc.
Master’s students have the opportunity to practice in national and international media, news agencies. Graduates of the Master’s program “Contemporary International Journalism” work as correspondents and editors on Channel One, TV channels “Russia-1”, “Match-TV”, “NTV”, RBC media holding; foreign graduates — editors of foreign-language editions of MIA “Russia Today — Russia Today”. Some of the graduates are employed in the press services of relevant ministries and departments, federal agencies and state corporations.
Master’s degree graduates become professional international journalists who can analyze factual data and make forecasts considering modern information challenges. Therefore, they are in demand as correspondents in federal and international media, heads of departments in Russian and foreign news agencies and news services, press secretaries in government bodies, public organizations, and diplomatic missions.