We received more than 700 applications for participation in the Summer school from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, other post-Soviet countries, Europe and the United States in 2020.
Due to the restrictions related to the pandemic, the school was held in an online format. We pre-recorded 14 lectures of leading journalists, podcasts, SMM promotion and video specialists. Among our lecturers were Katerina Gordeeva, Vitaly Mansky, Ekaterina Krongauz, Natalia Rostova, Franak Vyachorka, Roman Badanin, Sergey Parkhomenko and many others. Participants had the opportunity to ask questions to speakers in the mode of life sessions. For more effective training, we divided the participants into subgroups. The criterion was the format of the media project. Each subgroup had its own mentor or duo of mentors. This approach made it possible to fill in the lack of personal communication and refine the participants’ media projects.
We hope to see everyone in Prague in 2021!