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International School of Multimedia Journalism 2018 – Creative Industries in Austria and Ukraine

July 18, 2018

Journalism students from Denmark, Georgia, Ukraine and Austria met together during the 4th International School of Multimedia Journalism (ISMJ) and worked together on multimedia reports on
Creative Industries.

The ISMJ is a two week program aimed at networking journalism students and promoting cross national exchange. Already in February 2018, international students met in Vienna at FHWien der WKW and had a look at the creative industry in Austria. The projects chosen by the students dealt with topics such as virtual reality, open spaces in the city, accessibility on websites and apps, street music in Vienna or equal rights in the creative industry.

The second week of the project took place at the beginning of July 2018 at the Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU) in Lviv, Ukraine. In addition to a lecture on economic developments and dependencies in the creative industries, the participants were given exciting input during an excursion to a former factory site with concert halls and galleries, the !FESTrepublic.

In addition to time pressure, students had to cope with linguistic as well as cultural hurdles. In each case, they received support from the lecturers on site, under whose professional guidance the projects were created. At the end of the project week, five new and impressive multimedia reports were presented, depicting a broad spectrum of the creative industries in Lviv.

Overview of the projects:

Details and all projects of the past years at

About the ISMJ:
The International School of Multimedia Journalism is organized by the Department of Journalism & Media Management at FHWien der WKW in cooperation with the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv, Ukraine. The joint program connects journalism students across countries, thereby promoting the understanding of international media systems and the media landscape of other countries. In 2016, the Danish School of Media and Journalism as well as the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs joined the program.