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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.

Newspaper In Two Days: Novomedia Hits Records


A unique training course took place in Kyiv, April, 7-10. It enabled the people from different countries and cultures to do the impossible - to create two 8 pages quality newspapers in 48 hours. Men and women from Dniepropetrovsk, Zaporizhzhya, Kryvoy Rog, Kyiv, Melitopol, Uzhgorod and from abroad (Krasnoyarsk and Yoshkar-Ola, Russian Federation and Rybnitsa, Moldova) gathered together to know how to do that.

Ruslan Kukharchuk, the Novomedia Association president, started started the first day. He spoke about the formats and concepts of magazines and newspapers and the most popular types of texts. Zoya Nikityuk, the training coordinator and the editor of The Phoenix Press Ukraine publishing house, revealed the secrets of successful interviews and hitting titles. Svetlana Kucherenko, the Perekryostok TV and Novosti Khristianskogo Mira Site chief editor delivered the rules of text editing. And Natalya Kononova, the Profil Magazine observer\analyst, told where to look for interesting things and how to create the best reportages.

On the second day Lyubov Gasanova, the editor of The Phoenix Press Ukraine publishing house, the former chief editor of special glossy magazines, told how to create and manage an editorial staff of different types for cheap to expensive media. Darya Shalyuta, the experienced editor of glossy magazines for women, spoke on the responcible job of an editor and all the stages of production process. Vladislav Sila, designer and the Media Svit ad agency director, exlained the ABCs and secrets of designing and page-proofs.

After two days of theory a time to practice came to prove the listeners' attention. People divided into two groups to create a secular and a religious newspaper of 8 pages, A3 in 48 hours.

A big room was divided into two parts for two editorial offices. Chief editors gave assignments, editors gave birth to the grid of the issue, journalists gathered news and made numerous calls, and literary editors read and read and read. Designers got the most complicated assignment to exclusively design the issue. They had the whole night in their disposal.

On the Saturday evening both editorial offices presented their creation. In the "Chistaya Pravda" religious newspaper the core news were the Kyiv International Christian Book Festival and the Novomedia special training course. The newly journalists made a huge run over the city to gather the news and it took them almost the whole day to write the material.

The core news of the secular newspaper was the article titled "Invisible People" about the life of blind people. The journalists attended the blind people and that made them see the things in a way they have never seen before. The salt of the issue was the article highlighting The Square of The Angels performance by the Marseilles Circus Studios which took place on the Sophia Square.

The four days training course was finished by the most expected presentation of certificates. All of the trainees went back home satisfied and happy with the substantial baggage of knowledge to create exclusive printed media.

Vasiliy Piskun, chief editor of the New Generation magazine, Krasnoyarsk, Russian Federation, trainee:

- I met interesting people and liked this informative and rich atmosphere. I was truly satisfied. In the editorial office a was a journalist and analyst. I think I managed to do everything. I love Kyiv and the Novomedia staff.

Olga Sutkovenko, the Dobraya Vest (Good news) newspaper designer, Melitopol, Ukraine, trainee:

- I wanted to be here very much because of plenty of practice which isn't something one can buy for money. Wanted to dive into the editorial staff atmosphere to see all the details unseen for the pedestrians glance. I was to design the issue, brainstormed the name for it, retouched pictures. And it was my first phone interview.

Tatyana Pinchuk, Novomedia board of directors member, administrator:

- We hope the trainings will be of much use for all the attendants. It is great to get to a higher professional level and work not only in religious media but in secular as well. We hope the seminars will help them to develop skills. I'd like to note the attendants were open to each other and had keen desire to learn and study even despite some fear.













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