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The Journalists Association “Novomedia” 

"The transformation of media returns the transformation of nation"


The Novomedia Association is the all-Ukrainian non-governmental journalistic organization. It was founded in 2004 on the initiative of journalist Ruslan Kukharchuk. The Association unites Christian journalists and other creative stuff of different media in two common ways: spiritual unity and professional interests.

For today, Novomedia  Association  includes about 200 members from secular and Christian media and has representatives in the majority of regions of Ukraine. There are also members of the community in Russian Federation, USA and Canada.

Religion is not a blank spot anymore for students of the KPI


Ruslan Kuharchuk, president of Novomedia Assosiation, visited National Technical University of Ukraine 'Kyiv Polytechnic Institute' on February 15th. About 60 students from different departments of the Editorial Publishing Faculty gathered to listen to the experienced journalist.

At first, Ruslan Kukharchuk inquired the students where exactly in Media the future specialists see themselves. Then there was a discussion about the religious topics in mass media. “According to sociological studies many people, including Ukrainians, are interested in it. Although many public and political events and conflicts are based on religious implication, journalists often ignore it”.

The speaker gave examples of deliberate concealment of religious aspect in publications and TV reports, and encouraged the future editors to objectivity and impartiality. "In modern media this subject is intentionally being ignored by the journalists, or it’s highlighted at Christmas or Easter only. Furthermore, they explicate the information one-sided when there are plenty of Christian confessions in Ukraine.” – Kukharchuk said.

Along with the guest students were analyzing how to tell about the religion in their future articles and stories. They also concluded that journalists-pro should highlight the religious subject objectively and fairly despite their personal beliefs, - it is all about the professional ethics.

The next topic to discuss was “Secular journalism. Blogging”. The Head of the association facts lead that in comparison with television, press and radio, created by professional audience, so-called unprofessional journalism is becoming more significant in information space. In these latter days professional Media more often takes information from blogs and amateur video So the president “Novomedia” wished the future journalists and editors not to hesitate to start their career in social nets and blogs from today.

At the end of the meeting the students were given factsheets of the Association “Novomedia”, and the Head of Department Olga Vladimirovna Trishyuk sincerely thanked the speaker for the informative lecture. “We tend to inviting people who could share their professional skills and knowledge with our students. Therefore we hope for the further cooperation with the Association “Novomedia”, - she said.   

Association "Novomedia"