Yevhen Fedchenko

Директор Могилянської школи журналістики керівник Докторської програми (PhD) з масових комунікацій кандидат політичних наук, доцент

Director, Mohyla School of Journalism, Co-founder/Chief Editor, StopFake.org

CONTACT

fedchenko [at] ukma.kiev.ua

@yevhenfedchenko

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

2008 – 2016: Head of PhD Program in Mass Communication at KMA, co-director of the Academic cooperation programme of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy and Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (Spain)

2010-2011: Fulbright research fellow at University of Southern California (Annenberg school for journalism and communication)

2003 -2005: Assistant professor at KMA – Mohyla School of Journalism and Department of Political Science

RELATED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

March, 2015- present: Member of the Board, Hromadske TV

February, 2015 – 2016: member of Expert Working Group “Russian Language Infosphere Project” (European Endowment for Democracy, Brussels, Belgium)

February, 2015: Member of the Board, PRESSзвание – Professional Competition for Journalists Writing on Business

April, 2014 – 2015: Board Member, Internews

2011-2013: Board Member, Ukrainian Fulbright Society

August, 2011 – June 2015: Co-founder and Director of Digital Media for Universities (DMU) Program – curriculum development program for faculty members from leading Ukrainian universities on social media, online journalism and convergence

2011-2013: Member, Ukrainian National Commission on Media Ethics(Ukrainian National Media Regulator)

2009: Head of the Module “Access to information” for the Program “Strengthening Parliaments and Democracies” (Westminster Foundation for Democracy)

2008-2009: Member of the selection committee, Investigative journalism competition (Institute for the development of regional media, Kyiv, Ukraine)

2008-2009: Member, Editorial Board, National television company of Ukraine (NTKU)

2007 – June, 2015: Co-founder and Director of Digital future of journalism (DFJ) Program – post-diploma educational program for journalists on new media, online journalism and convergence

2007-2008: Head of taskforce on launching PhD program in Mass Communication at KMA (TEMPUS)

2004-2005: Media expert for the Center for Media Reform and moderator for Mediaclub – monthly media industry discussions

2002 – present: Trainings on reporting skills, TV news production, news standards, documentary production and factual programming for Ukrainian and foreign NGOs(OSCE, DFID, PRESS NOW) and leading Ukrainian national and regional media organizations

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE

2012: Member of Online News Association, USA

2010: Member of National Communication Association, USA

2006 – 2007: Co-director of Ohio University / Kyiv-Mohyla Academy Linkage Program (US Department of State grant)

Fall, 2005 and Spring 2007: Visiting professor at Ohio University (Athens, OH, USA)

2007: Member of Broadcast Education Association, USA

2006: Co-organizer and instructor at International Summer School on Documentary Production (organized by Ohio University and Kyiv-Mohyla Academy)

2006: Member of the Board of HESP Summer School on Media Literacy for the university faculty from Eastern and Central Europe and former Soviet Union (Open Society Institute).

JOURNALISM EXPERIENCE

2014 – present: Co-founder/Chief Editor of the website propaganda debunking website StopFake.org

2002-2004: columnist for Delovaya Nedelya Newspaper. Writes on international politics

1998 -2002: STB Television, Head of International news department, producer and host of Vikna u Svit (Windows into the World) weekly TV show on world politics

1996 – 1998: STB Television, foreign news editor for Vikna, daily news program

1994-1996: Eastern Economist Weekly, correspondent

CREATIVE OUTPUTS. MEDIA COMMENTARIES

Regular contributions to Kyiv Post, Krytyka, Komentar, Johnson’s Russia List, also comments for leading Ukrainian TV channels, to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty(RFE/RL), BBC(World and Ukrainian service), BBC Television, National Public Radio, Public Radio International, Chicago Public Radio, Radio Canada International, Le Figaro, CBC, Mashable, WNYC.

EDUCATION

2004: Ph.D. in international relations from the Institute of World Economy and International Relations, National Academy of Sciences (Kyiv, Ukraine)

1998: MA in political science from Kyiv-Mohyla Academy

1996: BA in political science from Kyiv-Mohyla Academy

ACADEMIC INTERESTS

Digital journalism and innovations, journalism education in transitional societies, news standards, propaganda and weaponization of information, coverage of international politics in media, fact-checking and verification.