Tatsiana Karaliova

 

After graduating from the Belarusian State University with a degree in journalism I have worked as a news reporter in Belarusian newspapers – both independent and state-run – for several years. In my career, I was always willing to get new professional experience and try new forms of reporting and writing. Participation in the first Belarusian School of Journalism in Warsaw as well as in number of workshops and seminars helped me to learn practices of colleagues from other countries better. Apart from journalism, my another passion is theatre – that is why I became the Gaude Polonia scholarship holder and studied theatre criticism and worked for the professional theatre magazine in Krakow.

Now I am a student and graduate assistant of the School of Mass Communication in one of the universities in the United States. Studying journalism here is different from what I remember from the Belarusian university, but this makes it even more exciting. Learning mass communication theories, research methods and techniques helps to explain issues in media field and see some perspective related to it.

  • Two realities of one Silent Revolution

    In summer of 2011, series of mass protests happened in several big and smaller cities of Belarus. People, mainly educated computer-literate youth, came out on the streets to express their discontent with the existing economic and political situation in the country. Because of peaceful silent character protests were called “Silent Revolution” (or “Revolution through Social Networks” as people informed each other about the rallies with the use of social media). This article is a short description of the study aimed to analyze coverage of protests in Belarusian media. It offers observations about the difference in the nature of discourse on the Revolution through Social Networks and the voices (sources) presented in major Belarusian state-run and independent newspapers.