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  • Spelling a Story Bit by Bit: How To Get Into Data Journalism

    In a world overflowing with data, we rely on big data analysts to process, categorize, analyze, and visualize it all. But if we want to make sense of this data and turn it into a digestible socially-relevant story, we will need the skills of data journalists. As the volume of data we produce increases, so does the demand for these all-around experts in analysis, storytelling, and visualization. Read on to find out more about data journalism and where you can learn to do it.


  • ITMO Graduate Alexandra Vasilyeva Shares Her Journey From Journalist to Science Communicator

    Alexandra Vasilyeva enjoyed writing essays in school so much that she eventually decided to pursue a career in journalism. It was so until she came across one book that completely shook up her professional plans and helped her see science in a brand new light. Now, the graduate of ITMO’s Science Communication Master’s program works at the European University at St. Petersburg where she helps researchers promote their studies. In this article, Alexandra talks about how she became a science writer, editor, and communicator.


  • How Not to Fall For Fake News

    We’re joined by researcher Arseniy Tretyakov and Maksim Tovkailo, a co-founder of the fact-checking service to find out how not to fall victim to fake news.


  • ITMO University Launches an Online Course on Climate and Journalism

    ITMO University’s Science Communication Center is launching a six-week course for everyone who’s interested in climate change, wants to learn more about it, and make a difference. Learn more about the course in this ITMO.NEWS article.


  • ScienceMedia Forum Participants on Their Work and Modern Journalism

    ScienceMedia, an annual media forum for student media contributors, wrapped up last week at ITMO University. Selected representatives of best editorial offices came to St. Petersburg to participate in specialized workshops and industry tours. This year, the organizers changed the rule of the contest and held a hackathon, during the two days of which the participants had to come up with a full-fledged longread covering the tours they’d been to. ITMO.NEWS met the students to learn more about their experience of pulling an all-nighter to work on a multimedia project and how this will help them in the future.


  • Forbes Science and Technology Editor on Communicating Research

    Sometimes, scientists believe that communicating with journalists is a waste of time, as their article has already been published in a high-ranking journal, and this means that everyone will learn of it. According to Alexander Baulin, Science and Technology Editor at Forbes, such an approach doesn't always work. During a lecture that took place as part of the "It's Your Call!" winter school organized by ITMO and Sberbank, he spoke about why scientists have to explain their discoveries to the media and what are the proper ways of communicating with journalists. ITMO.NEWS put down the main ideas.


  • Project RENOIR and Digitalization in the News Industry

    Digitalization has an impact on countless areas of human activity, changing the way we work. Mass media is no exception: news agencies’ day-to-day operations have adopted the use of artificial intelligence and other cutting-edge tech. Last week, ITMO University hosted a lecture by Aljoša Rehar, head of the digital strategy department at the Slovenian Press Agency, who spoke about digitalization in the news industry and project RENOIR, developed by members of the media and the academia (Warsaw University of Technology, Stanford University, and others). ITMO University joined the initiative in June 2018.


  • Science Communication Research from American Journalists

    Mark Harris and Wayt Gibbs are American science journalists and graduates of the prestigious MIT Knight Science Journalism Fellowship program who are currently conducting a media tour around various Russian research centers. During their visit to ITMO University, they held an open lecture for Science Communication Master’s students, during which they answered the students’ questions and shared their perception of science journalism.


  • Meduza Publisher on Living in the Era of Bad News

    On January 26, the Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines hosted another session of the international project Creative Mornings. This time the invited speaker was Ilya Krasilshchik, publisher of the popular online newspaper Meduza. As the January topic of Creative Mornings was “Anxiety”, the journalist spoke about the reasons why people read news - and why good news today tells us that people are stronger than their circumstances.


  • Machine Intelligence - Key to New Age of Creativity

    Machine intelligence has a radical effect on various aspects of the human way of life – from business management to creative work. On August 24, at the Future in Tech: What’s Next conference in Moscow, Sergey Paranko, Media Ecosystem Development Director at VK, spoke about how the entertainment industry will change in the next five years and how that is connected to machine intelligence and social networks.