It is really interesting to love your profession and enjoying life. I can do this because I have chosen journalism.
I am a student of Belarusian State University, studying in Institute of Journalism on specialty of international journalism. There were two of us: Students from Belarus, who participate in Fojo Internship at Swedish editorials.
«Green» - means comfortableness.
It is really impressing, that you can feel "like in a home" in another country far away from friends and family. Psychologies call such condition «colour mood». And here in Sweden in my imagination appeared green colour. Not only, because of forests and grass, that are much as in Belarus. This colour associated with quietness and friendliness.
Our course leader Lars Holm told about Media in Sweden and role of journalists in Media. He also taught how to make a good interview and write an article. We spoke much about ethic and ethical problem in Media.
There are a lot of other interesting lectures. For examples, I visited the of Journalism and Media Production for discussion on Swedish Journalism education. I also visited Barometerns and Östrans local editorial in Borgholm. And, of cause, I have one week practiced as journalist in the newspaper Östran in Kalmar.
Open mind – open space.
First that comes into my mind when I knew about open space editorial in Kalmar, that it will be really big noise here. But I am wrong: nobody is screaming or trying to interrupt colleges. That is also interesting that editorial staff make discussion meetings every day. It is different to meetings at newspapers in Belarus, where journalists speaks about new theme for articles, only one time in the week. That's because there are no everyday print media in Belarus.
More reason for surprise is that in Sweden you can just come to all the government organizations and ask them to show documents for journalist's material. In contrast to this system, in Belarus if you need some facts from government or private sources you should write request and wait for a permission.
It's elections time in Sweden!
And there is the most interesting difference – and it is connecting with politics. When it comes to time to elect, then all types of media in Sweden are activated. I have the opportunity to observe this system on a newspaper. More than half of the materials are telling about the candidates from different parties. And all journalists can interview both before and after announcement of voting results. That night was stressful for all but, however, I am feel myself like member of the team. This experience I will remember and use in my future.