B E Y O N D T H E B O R D E R S
at Majvik meeting and convention hotel, Finland
Majvikintie 1, 02430 Masala, +358 (0)9 295 511
FRIDAY JUNE 14
11.30-12.30 Arrival and registration
13.30-14.00 Welcome with Finnish chairmen Kirsi Mattila and Heikki Jokinen.
The Future of Borderlines. Boring and Challenging Borders on the Line.
A philosophical approach by professor Altti Kuusamo.
14.00-15.15 From disruption to multimedia
By now it should be clear that our media is going through immense transformation. Photojournalist Kari Kuukka will show that this disruption might be working to our advantage and that multimedia (for the lack of a better term) might be one of the essential answers when we think about our future.
We will briefly take a look at the disruption theory, move on to discuss multimedia production through examples and talk about properties/skills which are essential for a journalist as we are moving towards “the post PC era”.
15.15-15.30 COFFEE BREAK
15.30-16.30 Parallel sessions
1. En kort introduktion till Ryssland och det aktuella läget där
av utrikeskorrespondenten och författaren Anna-Lena Laurén. Föreläsningen hålls på svenska.
2. Quality multimedia: the ultimate App
Through examples and case studies Kari Kuukka will try to show what constitutes high quality visual storytelling – and what does it take to produce one. We talk briefly about the tools necessary, focusing especially on the post-production tools of multimedia storytelling.
This is NOT a super technical talk. It will remain on a very general level and might be interesting to writers, photographers and visual professionals alike.
16.30-17.00 A visit to the jugend castle (this depends on the reservation situation at the hotel)
17.15-18.15 The traditional Brännboll tournament
18.15-19.00 Rehearsal for the Nordic Song Contest
21.00-23.00 Beach saunas are warm
21.00 Night documentary – THE PUNK SYNDROME – KOVASIKAJUTTU
22.30 Night documentary LAULU KOTI-IKÄVÄSTÄ – INGEN RIKTIG FINNE – FINNISH BLOOD SWEDISH HEART
ROCK OF SILENCE
Whenever you feel for relaxing your mind or eyes you can book one of two hammocks and listen to some radio documentaries with you own earphones.
SATURDAY JUNE 15
07.30 Nature path for early birds with Tiina Harpf, gathering at the reception
07.30 Morning documentary LAULU KOTI-IKÄVÄSTÄ – INGEN RIKTIG FINNE – FINNISH BLOOD SWEDISH HEART (you can take your breakfast with you)
09.00-09.15 Gathering and some updating, Heikki Jokinen
09.15-10.30 Parallel sessions
1. Media war and media peace – tones and accents in Russia and outside Russia
Journalists Polina Kopylova and Jarmo Koponen will enlighten the topic with different examples. The participants are welcome to share their experience of the media in other Nordic countries under the discussion.
2. The need for Professional Inter-Cultural Competencies
Journalist and board member of FAO (Radio/TV Freelance Journalists) Michael Hutchinson-Reis will attempt to demonstrate the need for specific cross cultural competence, ethics and skills in professional journalism. The increasingly globalized media market will demand that we work internationally in a multi-lingual and cultural market and in a diversity of physical and social environments.
Lifestyle journalist Heikki Kauhanen, who is specialized in multicultural and human rights questions, will tell about how he got his unique interview with mullah Krekar, the former leader of the Islamist armed group Ansar al-Islam, in Oslo.
10.40-12.00 Parallel sessions
1. Human rights questions in Russia
Human rights researcher and journalist Andrey Kalih will speak about anticorruption issues and the importance of the civic (independent, informal) journalism in human rights protection, raising people’s awareness, binding groups, bringing cases and corruption into the light of the public.
The investigative Russian journalist and author Oksana Chelysheva has devoted her life to telling the stories of the disenfranchised. She came to Finland by the PEN center’s Writers in Exile program and will tell about her experience and highlight ways of bringing help to the activists and HR organizations at the international level. Discussion.
2. The Awra Amba Experience
An experiment in interactive storytelling, audience participation and social change.
In 2010 Paulina Tervo‘s company Write This Down premiered a documentary about Awra Amba, a remarkable village in Ethiopia that has reversed old traditions and found creative ways to combat poverty. The story has now been turned into at global documentary experiment: audiences become collaborators by designing their own experience through an immersive story-world of 10 short documentaries and multimedia content about 10 universal themes. In this presentation Tervo talks about working across borders and the challenges of this new emerging genre. Project trailer.
13.00-13.30 The future of journalism – will it be possible to earn one’s living on it?
Writer and journalist Johanna Vehkoo has investigated what quality journalism is and how it can be saved at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism.
13.30-14.30 Parallel sessions
1. “A Journalist’s Russia-package”
Jarmo Kopoen will share hints and tips of what to think about when going for a work project to Russia. You will also get a leaflet where experienced journalists have gathered their do’s and don’ts.
2. Long Play – slow journalism
Johanna Vehkoo presents Long Play – a new kind of digital publisher. LP publishes one well-developed piece of long-form narrative journalism per month. “Our ‘singles’ are longer than magazine articles but shorter than books. We specialize in investigative journalism and feature writing.”
LP is also an experiment in finding a new business model for investigative journalism, which is suffering in the age of severe newsroom cuts. “Our model is called direct reader funding, as we sell our ‘singles’ directly to readers for the price of a cup of coffee.”
14.30-15.00 COFFE BREAK
15.00-17.30 Parallel excursions
1. The Pokrova Orthodox Brotherhood and former architect home, now museum, Hvitträsk
2. The recreation area Luukki with its forests and lakes
3. Lazy afternoon by the sea, enjoying the nature path or the art collection of the hotel
17.30-19.00 Sauna, swimming, changing clothes. Rehearsal for the Nordic Song Contest.
19.00 GALA DINNER and Nordic Song Contest
22.00 Party and dancing to the funk band Eternal Erection
SUNDAY JUNE 16
1. 11, a collective of young documentary photographers
Photojournalist Konsta Leppänen will present the group and some of its works and tell about how the collective have formed his professional identity and understanding of the trade.
2. Documentary : The Punk Syndrome - a film about the essence of punk. It’s a story of handicapped people rebelling against the mainstream and how the most kick-ass punk band in Finland conquers the world. We follow these professional musicians on their journey from obscurity to popularity. Through their music, the four friends break down prejudices and the boundaries of “normality” while the film explores the lives of the mentally handicapped. Homepage.
10.00-11.00 Parallel sessions
1. What a freelancer should know about authors’ rights
by Jukka-Pekka Timonen, debuty managing director at the copyright organization Kopiosto and Heikki Jokinen, chairman of the SFJ (Press Freelance Journalists) and member of the board of IFRRO (International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisation).
2. The making of the documentary film The Punk Syndrome with members from the crew. At least the director J-P Passi will attend the seminar and tell about the production process and answer questions.
11.05-11.30 Farewell words and a first presentation of next year’s seminar.
13.00 BUS TO THE CITY CENTRE OF HELSINKI AND AIRPORT.