Summer school of journalism

Since 2018, the Nemtsov Foundation has been organizing the annual Summer Media School for promising young journalists, bloggers, science popularizers, and researchers from around the world. The application period opens in January-February. Participation in the Summer School is completely free.

This School is an opportunity to change your vision, your life, your career. It’s not a two-day seminar or workshop; it’s two weeks with leading journalists, investigators, successful media managers, media researchers, and talented film directors.

Candidates must be fluent in Russian and demonstrate proficiency in English at a level not lower than B2.

Application requirements:

  • Professional resume;
  • Concept of a media project that you plan to develop upon completing the training program;
  • A 1-minute video in English telling us about yourself and your professional interests.

We accept up to 30 participants for the program.

The School’s curriculum includes

Lectures and master-classes led by prominent Russian and European journalists, media managers, human rights activists and researchers

Workshops on investigative journalism and media management

Ethical dilemmas in journalism

Creative writing and storytelling

Pitching media projects