Thursday, January 20, 2011

My first class in Kiev

My first impressions of the students here at Mohyla University in Kiev: bright, motivated and attentive. My business and economics journalism class here met for the first time yesterday afternoon. We got acquainted, reviewed basic b&e journalism principles and talked a little about companies (from Ukraine and elsewhere) that students are interested in. They included Microsoft, Nokia, Canon and H&M. I asked students to find a local business and bring to our next class meeting a short description of the business. The assignment will get them out into the world, as reporters, and it will teach me a lot about Kiev.

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