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Jubilee at the 5th International School of Multimedia Journalism 2019

February 21, 2019

For the fifth time the International School of Multimedia Journalism (ISMJ) took place in February in cooperation with the Ukrainian Catholic University of Lviv. Twenty students from Denmark, Georgia, Ukraine and Austria worked for one week on multimedia reports on this year’s topic “Social Responsibility”.

During the project week the students dealt with questions on waste avoidance, volunteering, youth work and challenges for an integrative working environment. They took a very individual look at the topic and put projects, initiatives and people in the foreground, highlighting different aspects of social responsibility. This resulted in the four projects “A Way Out Of Waste”, “Fo(u)r Society”, “Martial Youth” and “Let’s Work”.

During the research, the participants not only learned about interesting stories, but also about cultural differences and similarities in journalistic work. The students had to overcome linguistic and cultural hurdles as well as time pressure.

Further details and all projects of the past years can be found on the redesigned project page at

About the ISMJ:

The International School of Multimedia Journalism (ISMJ) is run by the Study Program Journalism & Media Management of the University of Applied Sciences for Management & Communication together with the Ukrainian Catholic University Lemberg (UCU School of Journalism). It is a joint program that networks Austrian and Ukrainian journalism students and promotes an understanding of international media systems and the media landscape in both countries. In the second year of its existence, the International School of Multimedia Journalism received two further project partners: The Danish School of Media and Journalism (DMJX) and the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA).

In one week each in Vienna and Lemberg, the participants develop journalistic multimedia projects with different thematic focuses in tandem learning and with the support of experienced editors. In addition, the participants are offered talks, input lectures and discussion rounds with experts.

The project is financially supported by the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF), the OeAD Cooperation Centre Lemberg, the OeAD GmbH Vienna, the City of Vienna and the Cultural Section of the Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs (BMEIA).