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NEW JOURNALIST. How to master the media profession

18 burning topics, reader friendly style, minimum of theory and maximum of hands-on information backed by years of experience of its nine authors. All of this is in the new book called NEW JOURNALIST. How to master the media profession. This study guide is an editorial project by Novomedia Association under the general editorship of Ruslan Kukharchuk.

Below are the reviews by the first readers.

“The Association of Novomedia has managed to create something that has been missing lately — an introduction to journalism. The majority of the best text-books on the topic are either in English or were written back in the Soviet times. This book, however, contains exactly what you need that otherwise would have to be looked for in all the different sources.” – Vladislav Golovin, editor of the Predprinimateli Department of the Forbes Maganize Ukraine.

The New Journalist delivers on the genres and standards of the profession; it reveals the secrets of writing good texts, addresses journalistic investigation and impersonation, talks about the specifics of working on TV and the Internet, covers the basics of editorship and some legal aspects of the work of the journalist and much more in an appealing and easy-to-understand way.

“I encourage each journalism student and all those seeking a job in the mass media to read this book. It is engaging and renders some essential knowledge, and teaches some practical skills. I am definitely going to buy a copy for each of my staff.” – Yelena Skachko, editor-in-chief for women’s magazine Yedinstvennaya.

“This study guide will set up the road signs that will help any thoughtful and responsible reader to never wander away from their professional track once they hold this book in their hands. And after you win the Pulitzer prize you will be able to write a new chapter in journalism on your own.” – Anastasiya Daugule, anchor of Podrobnosti News Cast at Inter TV Channel.

“This book is a must read for any new journalist, reporter, PR specialist, blogger and even social media nethead to say the least. It will enrich you professionally. It will refresh the knowledge of the experienced journalists; it will lay the foundation for the novice providing lots of food for thought and new ideas. I consider this book to be of value and noteworthy. Reading it brings great many new ideas and makes your worldview change. The New Journalist has got the full measure of what you need.” – Dmitry Kirichenko, Director of Bright Star Publishing – a publishing house that published the book.

Contributing to the work were news-writers of the Korrespondent Magazine, the Kommersant Ukraina newspaper, 1+1 TV Channel, including media managers, corporate media and trade press specialists, field specific lawyers and PR managers. Scientific review of the book was carried out by Yuriy Yelisovenko – assistant professor of TV and Radio Broadcasting Department of the Institute of Journalism of Shevchenko Kiev National University. Compiling editor – Zoya Nikityuk – Dean for educational programs of Novomedia Association. The book is published under the general editorship of Ruslan Kukharchuk.



Note: Established in 2004 Novomedia Association holds regular educational events of various formats that have been attended by several thousand people both in Ukraine and in other countries. Since 2011 it has been involved in a project called Novyi Zhurnalist (New Journalist) being a two-month school for journalists.



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  • Ruslan Kukharchuk – a journalist, media manager, social leader, and preacher.
  • Involved in journalism since 2000 – journalist and column editor of a local newspaper Chornomorets (Skadovsk, Kherson region). Since April 2003 – managing editor of All-Ukrainian Christian newspaper KAMEN' Kraeugolniy (The Cornerstone).
  • In 2004 takes the lead in establishing the Association of Journalists, Publishers, and Broadcasters Novomedia and becomes its president. Since 2011 serves as a steering committee chair of the International Novomedia Forum.
  • In September 2003 holds a public action against LGBT procession in Kyiv and succeeded. Since then a far-reaching movement with the above said name has grown and developed in Ukraine as well as abroad.
  • In the summer of 2010 passed the leadership of both LAH movement and the above said steering committee. Assumed the leadership of the civic movement All Together.
  • Over the years works for a number of Ukrainian TV channels, printed and electronic media as a reporter, parliamentary correspondent, anchor, copy editor, managing editor (TV channels НТН (NTN), CBN-CIS, ТВi (TVi), CITI (CITY); newspapers Stolichnie Novosti (Metropolitan News), Delovaya Nedelya (Business Week); news website www.mignews.com.ua, etc.).
  • Owns several web resources: information portal Vse Novosti (All News), website NHM – Novosti Khristianskogo Mira (CWN – Christian World News), music blog journal mBlog.
  • Public speaker and trainer. Teaches journalism, teleproduction, media management, mass communications, and PR in Ukraine and abroad.
  • Possesses degrees in Journalism, Directing, and Theology.
  • Author of the book Desyatka (Bullseye).
  • Born in Ordzhonikidze (Dnepropetrovsk region), raised in Skadovsk (Kherson region), resides in Kyiv.