Media and the Arctic – 1st international master class week in Tampere (5 ECTS)

November 26–30 2018, Tampere Research Centre for Russian and Chinese Media

Media and the Arctic invites ten journalism professionals to learn about and discuss the reporting of environmental pressures and geopolitical tensions in the Arctic.

Three main issues – Arctic environmental journalism, global connections of the Arctic, and visual representations of the Arctic – will be examined in workshops led by four distinguished experts:

  • Markku Heikkilä (writer, Head of the Science Communication Unit, the Arctic Centre at the University of Lapland)
  • Anna Kireeva (environmental journalist, Head of Communications at the Bellona Foundation, Murmansk)
  • Thomas Nilsen (editor of the Independent Barents Observer, Kirkenes)
  • Aleksei Popogrebsky (film director, screenwriter and teacher of directing at the Moscow Film School)

The working language of the course is English.

Schedule of teaching:

  • 1 October–15 November: Online pre-assignments (40 hours)
  • 26–30 November: Lectures (8 hours) and collaborative work in small groups (32 hours)
  • 1 December 2018–31 January 2019: Independent project work (55 hours)

The Master Class (5 ECTS) is primarily targeted at a maximum of 40 university students in the master’s programmes of Journalism and Media Studies, and Russian Language and Culture. In addition, ten media professionals are invited to participate; six of them via grants provided by Journalistisen kulttuurin edistämissäätiö JOKES (application period April 13–May 9).

Course fee: 1950 € (VAT 0%), see about the available JOKES grants above.

For more information and the enrolment instructions (enrolment period: 16 April–30 May), please visit

You can also fill in the enrolment form here.

Contact: TaRC coordinator Mika Perkiömäki, / +358 50 437 7396