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SSU Students Awarded with Governor Scholarship for Journalistic Achievements

15 March, 2021 - 13:17

SSU Students Awarded with Governor Scholarship for Journalistic Achievements

Александра Головачёва

The winners of the Governor scholarship in journalism have been announced. They included a 4th-year student of the Institute of Philology and Journalism Roman Fomenko and a 1st-year master’s student of the Institute of History and International Relations Anna Zabaluyeva.

Recall that the tradition of supporting and encouraging young journalists originated in Saratov almost two decades ago. According to the requirements, students of Saratov universities who have competitive achievements in their studies and professional activities can apply for scholarships.

Both laureates, who presented the Saratov University at the competition, have a long list of victories and significant experience in the media for their age. Thus, Anna Zabalueva, a graduate student of the Institute of History and International Relations, has been a correspondent for the Saratov 24 TV channel since 2018. Among the numerous awards the student received during this period is a letter of thanks from the deputy of the State Duma N.V. Pankov, as well as a laureate diploma of the all-Russian competition "Truth and Justice". Anna's high level of professional training was noted by the All-Russian Popular Front and the Saratov Region Tourism Committee.

The girl shared her impressions of the results of the competitive selection, ‘I am very glad that out of the large number of students who study at our university and are simultaneously engaged in journalism, the jury chose me. The Governor's scholarship is a tangible support and additional incentive in order not to be satisfied with what has already been achieved and to conquer new heights in the profession.’

In turn, the 4th year student of the Institute of Philosophy and Journalism Roman Fomenko has been taking an active part in the work of university media since 2017 and in the organization of media forums, competitions and festivals held on the basis of SSU. In the period from 2017 to 2018, he prepared over 70 materials for the printed edition SGUshchyonka and the official group of the student magazine in the social network VKontakte.

Roman spoke about his career and his first journalistic successes, ‘As they say, a chicken bites by the grain. I try to accumulate knowledge and improve my skills. Participation in various university projects, regional and all-Russian competitions helps me in this. By the way, I have been doing journalism for almost five years. Began writing at school - in the student magazine "SSU". Having entered the university, with the help of my favorite TV project "I like it" I also discovered the TV direction in which I work to this day.’

For four years, Roman has been acting as an operator of the student television project of Saratov State University I Like It. During this time, he took part in the creation of more than fifty stories, aired on the TV channel Russia 24. Saratov.