The “International School of Multimedia Journalism” is a joint programme of the Department for Journalism and Media Management at FHWien of WKW and the UCU School of Journalism. It aims to connect Austrian and Ukrainian students and foster a mutual understanding of media systems and landscapes of both countries.
During the first project week in Vienna in August 2015, participants formed small groups in order to work on a multimedia feature on the general topic of migration. The project was mentored by Jens Lang (ORF), Christoph Zotter (NZZ.at), Dominik Sinnreich (Puls4) and Stefan Pollach (communications consultant).
The second week was held in Lviv in February 2016. The participants worked in groups again and created features on the topic of propaganda. The mentors of this part of the project were Andriy Pryymachenko, Viktoriia Haiboniuk, Kateryna Gornostai and Dmytro Konovalov.
In July and August 2016 the second International School of Multimedia Journalism took place in Vienna and Lviv. Students from FHWien of WKW, UCU School of Journalism, the Danish School of Media & Journalism, and the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs worked on multimedia features on the general topic of Good Governance.
At the third and most recent International School of Multimedia Journalism participants worked on multimedia projects on the topic of Ecology. The projects were mentored by Jens Lang (ORF), Christoph Zotter (profil), Dominik Sinnreich (Newsroom GmbH), Yvonne Widler (Kurier) and Kholoud Khalifa (freelance journalist).