This summer, SRAS has teamed up with IEIMedia and UNECON to deliver a unique and timely opportunity for Comparative Media Studies.
Lectures will overview the development of Russian media since 1990 as well many of the rapidly-developing issues facing global media today, including digitization, funding changes, “fake news,” and more. Several guest lectures, case studies, and workshops will focus on a comparative assessment of journalism in Russia and the US, including on topics such as:
- Case study: Covering Ukraine/Crimea
- Case study: Covering the US Presidential Elections
- Digital Diplomacy
- Truth in News
Several meetings will be held with journalists and photojournalists working in Russia.
Rob Reeder, formerly a staff photographer with the Washington Post, and photojournalism instructor at Corcoran College of Design and Art, will lead students through the evolution of photojournalism, illustrating its power in reaching the masses. He will task students with assignments “on the street” that illustrate the role of the photojournalist, and guide them in their project to tell a story of Russia through photography. Special equipment is not necessary for this course; even a smartphone and very basic photo editing capabilities (on the phone or computer) are sufficient.
Read more about the program here!