Ukrainian Journalism In Turbulent Times: Challenges and Ethical Dilemmas

Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 IAB)
Please join the Harriman Institute for a lecture by Dr. Anastasiia Grynko, a post-doctoral fellow and lecturer at the Harriman Institute, Columbia University and assistant director for research at the Mohyla School of Journalism in Kyiv, Ukraine.
At first glance, contemporary Ukrainian mass media appear, as an environment of free speech where there is quite a variety of privately owned media outlets. Opposition political leaders appear on at least three talk shows every week, and Internet media may freely criticize the government.  However, a closer look at the recent changes in media landscape and decreasing distance between media owners, business and political elites in the country give a different sense of the quality of journalism in Ukraine. The presentation will be devoted to the issue of ethics, transparency and recent changes in Ukrainian media and, more specifically, how those changes are experienced and interpreted by journalists who continue to face numerous professional and ethical dilemmas.