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Yaroslav Skvortsov: "The profession of a journalist in the modern world is one of the most dynamic"

30.10.2019 123 просмотров

This year MGIMO is celebrating its 75th anniversary. The forge of personnel of the highest standard produces presidents, high-ranking diplomats, and international journalists.

There are those who stay in their Alma mater to pass on knowledge to the next generations. Among them is the dean of the MGIMO Faculty of International Journalism Yaroslav Lvovich Skvortsov

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counter-propagandists. Our colleagues very often say that everything is back to normal. I beg to disagree with this. There are two components to being able to call yourself an international journalist. You need, firstly, to love the country or region you are writing about, and secondly, to be able to convey this love to readers. If you work as a staff correspondent in Japan, love, understand, know Japan well and be able to share it with your readers in Russia in accessible words, in an intelligible language, ”says Yaroslav Skvortsov, Dean of the Faculty of International Journalism at MGIMO.< br>
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Studying at a university means constant self-improvement, the dean of the Faculty of Journalism at MGIMO believes.  According to him, in the modern world, knowledge quickly depreciates if it is not modified. Yaroslav Skvortsov and his colleagues have developed a formula for successful training of professional international journalists.  

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“We divided everything into hardware, technology and brains - that's right. Together with the deans of the journalism departments of the four leading universities in Moscow and a number of journalism departments in Russia, we came to the conclusion that our students often have a better command of modern technologies than we do. And everything that concerns the brain - this is for us! Because it is also one of the most important, if not defining, tools for mastering modern communication technologies,” Yaroslav Skvortsov believes.

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Not all graduates devote themselves to journalism. Even those who teach students such a serious craft cannot predict whether this or that graduate will become famous and successful.

“You and I are engaged in creative work, and once the great Maya Plesetskaya said: “You know , they give me flowers every day and every day when I bring them home, put them in a vase, I try to guess which flower will bloom tomorrow and which one will wither, I never guess. We cannot, unlike agronomist-breeders, predict what will grow after 4-6 years, but if you treat a student with love and try to make a person out of him, then this is already a lot,” emphasizes the dean of the MGIMO Faculty of International Journalism .

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The requirements for an international journalist are very high. Now it is not enough to be just a country expert. In his work, he must be a subtle diplomat, a psychologist, freely navigate the world political processes, see causes and effects, be able to predict the direction of political interests.  

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Russia. Throughout the international space, it shapes public opinion and everything we know about politics. Thanks to journalism, the media, people should have an understanding of what is happening in the world. I think that international journalism is very important,” says MGIMO studentIrina Karpushkina.

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Irina Karpushkina has just started learning the basics of journalism. After graduation, the girl sees herself as a special correspondent in Germany or the USA.
“If I get 2-3 stars for one course, this is a good indicator. Our profession is so dynamic, the demand for the profession is changing, the functionality is changing, the tasks are changing, the profession of a journalist is changing in the modern world, including thanks to technology ... But I hope that any graduate will not get lost in this life, I try to follow this, - tells Yaroslav Lvovich.

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As in the rest of the world, there are no universal requirements for journalists in Russia. The main thing in this profession is to work conscientiously, with love and soul. The best graduates of the MGIMO Faculty of Journalism are top-class professionals. Their work is known and appreciated all over the world.

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