Winner of the first contest among young journalists 'Media Burger' was a student from Belgorod Vladimir Kornev. The jury's decision was announced on July 4, the final day of the contest's educational program.
Vladimir Kornev took an award for an interview with the Metropolitan of Belgorod and Stary Oskol Ioannes. This work was also recognized as the best in its nomination. The main prize was participation in the summer school of 'Meduza' called 'Farm'. But since Vladimir already participated last year, the organizers suggested him to choose another media for an internship. 'Farm' was offered to one of the authors of the best video report – students Dmitry Levin, Daria Gnashko and Jana Surinskaya (the report 'New quiet' was on the air of the television channel 'Rain').
Awarding of the winners in the nominations took place on the first day of Syktyvkar BarCamp. Ekaterina Fomina, a journalist of Novaya Gazeta, won in two nominations – 'Reporting' and 'Article'. Student from Togliatti Olga Nikolaeva won in the nomination ‘Thematic program on the radio' about changing of lives of people in a wheelchair. The jury decided not to award the first place to anyone in the nomination 'Multimedia'. The best site was the site of the project 'New Row' from Kirov.
'In my opinion, 200 works sent to the contest – it's a great luck. But the competition itself without training for the finalists, included in the short list and who came to Syktyvkar, would not make sense. During these days we talked a lot with students of journalism faculties from different cities not only about the form, but also about the meaning, about the place in the profession, about ethics, about the border between journalism and human rights. And it was an adult and informative conversation,' said the organizer of the contest, deputy editor-in-chief «7x7» Maxim Polyakov.
Last year, the Youth Human Rights Movement with the support of «7x7» launched a contest 'Media Burger' for students and young journalists. The organizers suggested writing works on socially important topics in seven categories. 200 works were submitted for the contest. They were estimated by journalists from the leading Russian media: RBC, Meduza, Novaya Gazeta, Rain, TV2 from Tomsk, Takie dela, Radio Liberty, RTVi, Znak.com, The Caucasian Knot and others.