Christine Demkowych-Towson University
She is responsible for the conduct of the project.
Christine Demkowych (more info)was selected as a Fulbright Scholar in 2008 and spent the fall semester teaching in Ukraine at Zaporizhia National University. She is a member of the
journalism faculty at Towson University and has taught courses related
to the former Soviet Union at Johns Hopkins University. She founded
and ran for nine years Ukraine's first independent English-language
news service, IntelNews. She was a Kyiv-based analyst for CBS Radio
and was a correspondent for the New York Times. In 1989 she was
a Moscow-based correspondent (for the Baltimore Sun. She has conducted
USAID-funded seminars on Media and Publishing for representatives
of the Ukrainian press in Kyiv, Ukraine.
Dmytro Kolchynskyy is a member of the journalism faculty
at Kyiv Mohyla Academy in Kyiv, Ukraine and teaches courses related
to Mass Communication Theory and Media Studies. He is co-program
director of a Freedom Support Educational Partnership Program (2004-2007)
sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. He was a Muskie Freedom
Support Act Fellow in 2002. He previously worked as a journalist
for nine years for three major television stations in Ukraine.
Grant Co-Applicants and Location
Kyiv Mohyla Academy, Kyiv, Ukraine
The Kyiv Mohyla Academy boasts the only professionally-oriented
graduate journalism program in Ukraine. KMA is one of first universities
to adopt a Western system of education in Liberal Arts after the
collapse of the Soviet Union. The journalism department is currently
executing seven international grant projects with universities in
England, France, the United States and Holland.
Towson University, Baltimore, Maryland The Department of
Mass Communication and Communication Studies at Towson University
is nationally recognized for its outstanding Media Studies curriculum,
one the first to be established in the United States. Towson University
has participated in dozens of international grants related to media
studies and journalism. Towson University has served as the breeding
ground for many of the nation's top-ranking television news reporters
and radio broacasters.
Location: The project will take place
in Kyiv, Ukraine.