Summer School 2020

The 2020 program was held virtually due to pandemic-related restrictions. However, we still received over 700 applications to our program from Europe, the United States, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and more former Soviet-bloc countries. Lectures were pre-recorded.  Participants had the opportunity to ask questions during live sessions and were divided into subgroups based on the format of their media project. Each subgroup had its own mentor. This approach increased personal communication. The school’s speakers included:

  • Katerina Gordeeva, host of the Youtube show “Tell Gordeeva”
  • Documentary filmmaker Vitaly Mansky
  • Ekaterina Krongauz, co-founder of the podcast studio “Either/Or” 
  • Investigative journalist Mikhail Maglov
  • Media expert Natalia Rostova
  • Social media expert Franak Vyachorka
  • Roman Badanin, co-founder of the investigative media outlet “Proekt” 
  • Sergey Parkhomenko,  journalist and founder of the journalistic award Redkollegia
  • And many others!