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Olena Tkachenko


A head of the NGO “MediaKompas”, Professor, Doctor of Philology, a head of the Department of Journalism and Philology of the Sumy State University, a head of the Regional Professional Center for Media and Information Literacy.

Olena Tkachenko has an experience in organizing the educational process in the specialty “Journalism”, developing standards for higher journalistic education, accreditation and licensing of the specialty “Journalism” , Bachelor and Master degree; “Media Communication”, Master degree, postgraduate studies in specialty 27.00.01 – theory and history of social communications; in introduction of innovative educational technologies; in the cooperation with the employers.
She took part at the programs of the European Union and Tacis “Development of Media Skills in Ukraine” (Institute of Journalism of the Kyiv National University of Taras Shevchenko) , “New Media” at the Institute of Social Sciences of the HIgh School of Czestochow (Poland), “Strategy and Mechanisms for Ensuring Academic Mobility of Students” at the University of Humanitas (Poland), “Crossmedia and Quality Journalism” at the University of Passau (Germany), “Digital Media at the Universities” at the Mohyla School of Journalism at the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, “Standards of Journalism in the Enlightenment of the Conflicts”(Academy of Ukrainian Press, Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom), “School of bloggers and citizen journalists” (a project supported by the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs).
She is a member of the Scientific and Methodological Commission of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine in Journalism and Information, a member of the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine, an editor-in-chief of the newspaper “Rezonans”, a member of the editorial board of the scientific journal in social communications “Obraz”. She was awarded the Honorary Badge “Petro Mohyla” (2009).

Volodymyr Sadivnychyy


Co-founder of the NGO “MediaKompas”, Doctor of Social Communications, an associate Professor of the Department of Journalism and Philology of the Sumy State University.

Volodymyr Sadivnychyy is a member of the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine, an expert of the Democracy Institute of Pylyp Orlik. He worked in the editorial offices of corporate, district, regional newspapers and was engaged in publishing activities. He is an author of hundreds of publications of informational, analytical, journalistic content in newspapers, magazines, online resources.
He has taught from 2003. He is an author of almost 150 scientific and methodological works and a co-author of the international educational edition “Cross-Media Handbook”. He is a chief editor of the scientific magazine in social communications “Obraz”.
He took part at the trainings in various programs in Journalism and Public Sector in the USA, Poland, Romania, Germany. He is a permanent member of the jury of the regional and all-Ukrainian tournaments for young journalists.

Alla Fedoryna


Co-founder of the NGO “MediaCompass”, a regional media expert of the Institute of Democracy named after Pylyp Orlyk, a coordinator of the Sumy Press Club.

She has been working for 36 years as a journalist in various media, the longest term was as an own correspondent of the newspaper “Ukraina Moloda” in the Sumy region. She is one of the initiators and organizers of regional and all-Ukrainian tournaments for young journalists.
Alla Fedoryna is a member of the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine. She is a honored Journalist of Ukraine. She has been heading the Sumy Region Press Club for more than 15 years.