Academy of Journalism “Kommersant”: a meeting at TASS

09 July 2015

On July 9, participants of the program of the Foreign Affairs Week within the framework of the Academy of Journalism “Kommersant” in Moscow visited the oldest Russian news agency TASS.

Deputy General Director of the news agency Mikhail Gusman welcomed the participants of the program. He told about long history of TASS, founded in 1904. Young journalists learn about principles of work and activities of the news agency nowadays.

Mikhail Gusman mentioned a topic of separation of areas of work of state news agencies, developing their policies, and their participation in creation of a positive image of Russia abroad.

He shared his long experience of journalistic work and told how he had been preparing for interviews with heads of foreign states and heads of governments of foreign countries. Mikhail Gusman advised what sources of information to use and how to structure a conversation.

In the end of the meeting he answered questions of the participants of the Academy of Journalism.