NSU will host the All-Russian School for Young Journalists

The All-Russian School for Young Journalists will take place at Novosibirsk State University fr om June 30 to July 1. The purpose of the event is to prepare media volunteers for the World Festival of Youth and Students that will be held in Sochi October 12-22, 2017.

The School will provide a rich educational program aimed at developing skills in multimedia journalism and informational support for events.

There will be lectures and panel discussions with representatives from the national mass media, master classes and case studies, practical work in sections with Novosibirsk and Moscow based media trainers.

Outstanding School participants will be invited to the International Youth Media Center in Sochi wh ere they will work together with the media and press service to create and produce the "Festival Diary". The Festival media space in Sochi will provide regular coverage of the Festival’s main events and promote the formation of a professional international youth community.

500 of the best young journalists, bloggers, photographers, videographers and media representatives from around the world will participate in the media center.

The Festival media partners are Russia Today, TASS, and Moscow State University.

The decision to hold the World Festival of Youth and Students in Russia was made on February 7, 2016. It was decided during an international meeting dedicated to the XIX Festival that was attended by the World Federation of Democratic Youth and International Student Organizations. The application from Russian youth organizations to conduct the Festival was presented by Rosmolodezhya (Youth of Russia) in November 2015 on behalf of the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin.

Russia hosted the Festival twice during the Soviet era: in 1957 (VI Festival) and in 1985 (XII Festival). The VI World Festival in 1957, took place in Moscow and was the largest in the history of the Festival.