Sustainability in Covid era – for Independent Russian language Media in Estonia

Nov 10 – Dec 6

Online, Zoom platform

The project aims to provide journalists, editors, and media managers of the independent Russian-language media outlets in Estonia with new skills, knowledge and insights to become more resilient to the situation with Covid-19 and help them to make their media outlets more sustainable in those turbulent times. The online training will take place in November and December 2021.

The project is organized by the Centre for Media Studies at Stockholm School of Economics in Riga. The programme will be led by well-known award-wining professional journalists, media managers and lecturers.

A group of up to 15 Russian-speaking media professionals will be chosen from the applicants to take part in the series of training and consultations. The participants, whose applications will be chosen, will be personally contacted by the organizers.

The scholarship programme ensures free participation for the participants throughout the training.

For additional information: please, contact the Programme Coordinator:

Julia Rodina 

The training will be in Russian language.


November 10th

Storytelling, longreads, managing a media outlet during the pandemic.

Taisiya Bekbulatova

journalist and online magazine Holod ( founder and editor-in-chief

November 16th

How to create investigative media in the midst of a pandemic and use new technologies to quickly find stories and conduct large-scale data research.

Roman Anin

investigative journalist and editor of the

November 26th

Finding new successful formats, how the work in the editorial office and how business approaches have changed.

Kirill Artemenko

media manager and co-founder of

December 3rd

Who are they – media users in 2021/2022 and how to count them? Analytics of social platforms. Lessons from two years of the pandemic.

Dmitry Lartchenko

December 6th

Managing virtual and hybrid teams: specifics, nuances, lifehacks. Motivation, structure and clarity. 

Peter Zashev

SSE Adjunct Professor, lecturer, businessman