YEREVAN, January 22. /ARKA/. A five-day journalism school organized by North-South Political Analysis Center, RIA Novosti News Agency with participation of Novosti-Armenia International News Agency and Russian Book Houses in Armenia was opened Tuesday at Novosti-Armenia International News Agency.
Alexey Vlasov, A Russian historian and the executive director of the North-South Political Analysis Center, speaking at the opening ceremony, said that in recent two years the Russia’s leadership attached greater importance to humanitarian contacts. “In this context the role of the private sector is growing,” he said.
He said that this school’s mission is not only to train journalists presenting them new media technologies, but also to single out the most active group of journalists, which will be offered to publish their reports about Armenia for Russian readers.
“We are planning to gather the most active training attendees in Moscow in late 2013 prospects for covering Sochi Olympiad events,” Vlasov said adding that such trainings will be not one-time, but constant.
Russian Ambassador to Armenia Vyacheslav Kovalenko, who spoke at the opening ceremony as well, pointed out the shortage of own analyses and own figures whose names would attract readers.
“Many things are written in a hurry, they are shallow and they can’t satisfy intelligent readers,” he said.
The ambassador said that the school will enable journalists to broaden their outlook to penetrate deeper in problems and warm to analysis.
“Intelligent people, who are looking for answers to questions, wait for this,” he said. “Very experiences and talented journalists will be here… I would wish
young journalists to take as much advantage of this as possible.”
The aim of the training organized by North-South Political Analysis Center, RIA Novosti News Agency with participation of Novosti-Armenia International News Agency and Russian Book Houses in Armenia is to upgrade skills of young journalists in Armenia and to provide the country’s media with new human resources.
Attendees of flagship Russian and Armenian media specialists’ master classes will learn more about modern journalism’s merits and its advantage over traditional media. They will also get a better idea of creation of multimedia content. -0-