Russian Press Day celebrated at Lobachevsky University
On 15 January 2024, Lobachevsky University hosted a celebration on the occasion of the Russian Press Day, a professional holiday marked annually on 13 January. The celebration brought together leading Nizhny Novgorod journalists, media executives, teachers, students and postgraduates of the Journalism Department at the UNN Institute of Philology and Journalism, representatives of employers and the Ministry of Information Policy and Media Relations of the Nizhny Novgorod region.
On this day, 26 media figures were awarded with letters of appreciation from the regional government and Lobachevsky University.
Olga Petrova, Deputy Minister of Science and Higher Education of Russia, addressed the participants with her welcoming remarks. She congratulated the media representatives on their professional holiday and noted the great importance of such traditional meetings held by the UNN Journalism Department.
"The positive emotions shared by the participants of these events give an energy boost for the whole year. Many thanks to the journalists for their hard work, for their ability to find the right words to convey the right messages. Of course, I would also like to wish success to aspiring journalists and students who are learning the profession. It is wonderful that they also have the opportunity to attend such meetings. This serves to underline the continuity, which, of course, is very important in any business. Good luck and may everything come to fruition!", Olga Petrova said.
Natalia Polyakova, Deputy Minister of Information Policy and Media Relations of the Nizhny Novgorod region, presented letters of appreciation to the staff of the UNN Journalism Department and to the media representatives.
"On behalf of the Government of the Nizhny Novgorod region, on behalf of the Minister, I congratulate you on the Russian Press Day! I would like to express my special thanks to the Journalism Department of Lobachevsky University for its many years of fruitful work. I wish my fellow journalists every success, as well as good and colourful events. May your work bring you joy! And I wish future journalists to find their roads. Good luck!", said Natalia Polyakova.
Nikita Avralev, UNN Vice-Rector for Strategic Development, welcomed all the participants on behalf of Lobachevsky University. He noted that graduates of the UNN Journalism Department can be found literally all over Russia, and everywhere they are proud to say that they received their professional training in Nizhny Novgorod. That is why the Journalism Department is the flagship of professional education in the region.
In turn, Head of the Journalism Department Olga Savinova reminded that the annual meeting of the journalistic community, which has become a good tradition, is held for the 24th time and has grown beyond the Department's walls, becoming a city-wide event.
Larisa Zhukovskaya, Director of the UNN Institute of Philology and Journalism, expressed her gratitude to the colleagues for many years of partnership and their participation in the Institute's educational process:
"It is precisely for this reason that our humanitarian, journalistic education is not only classical, but also professionally orientated".