The speaker lineup for the Novomedia Forum on 1-2, November, 2019 in Ukraine will include Magazine Training International Board Member, Dr. Michael Ray Smith. The forum is for European journalists and others, and is hosted by Novomedia Association of Journalists.

Novomedia Forum is an annual large-scale journalistic event in Kyiv. Traditionally held in November and based on central sites. It is a platform for communication and training of specialists of TV, radio, newspaper, magazine, web projects, and news media. The Forum brings together participants from different countries.

A great feature of the Forum is its high concentration of professionals as speakers and experts. Key people from all types of media and online get together in one place at one time.

Smith is a well-known journalism professor at LCC International University.  He believes in the importance of continuous training for journalists. Smith is a regular contributor to Baltimore Sun, Atlanta Magazine, Philadelphia Enquirer, USA Today, Christianity Today, and others.

In 2012, the authoritative American resource named him one of the top 50 journalism teachers in the country.
In 2015, Smith received the Noel Ross Strader Award for “Modeling Compliance with the Principle of Freedom of the Press at Risk for Personal or Professional Well-Being.” And Campbell University selected Smith to receive the first award for outstanding achievement in teaching, which was awarded to him by the World Institute of Journalism in 2011.

Smith has written eight books, nine peer-reviewed journal articles, seven separate chapters for various books such as Words and Witnesses, and hundreds of articles for the popular press.

Smith taught a writing course with Magazine Training International in Manila, has served as a live workshop speaker for MTI, and is on MTI’s Board of Directors.

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