About the project

The competition is held in order to promote the development of media critics. Project is being implemented by Media and Communication Educational and Research Center and by supporting and funding Deutsche Welle Akiademie.

The participants have to create experimental TV/online products in an understandable language for a wide audience – about media and media statements. The participants will work for developing the format of media criticism. They will prepare stories or digests, reviews and a variety of audio-visual products.

The contestants will present their own works in three categories.

In the first category the selection of contestants was carried out by the four mentors (David Paitchadze, Nino Zhizhilashvili, Giorgi Isakadze, Nodar Meladze). They have selected 12 young journalists from 6 different universities based on the competition, who were conducted master classes. The media tours were organized for them. Also, a training about data journalism was held by supporting and funding DW Akademie (international certificates were issued, too). Young journalists created and presented competitive products by supporting their mentors.

The second category of the competition is opened for everyone, who are bachelor and master level students.

In the third category of the competition students create cross media journalism products (during the activity “Me and Media”).

Those, who wish to participate in the second and the third categories can send us competition materials till the 20 th of October, 2016 on the following e-mail: info@mcerc.ge

The competition materials are published on the website created for young journalists – www.mportal.ge

A special jury will detect three of the best works in each category in October, 2016. Authors will be awarded by the special prizes of MCERC’s and DW Akademie.

Good Luck!