Senior Teaching Fellow, Mohyla School of Journalism
Lokot graduated from International Christian University in Kyiv with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration (faculty of management) in 2002. In 2002 entered the Master’s Program in Journalism (Mohyla School of Journalism) in National University “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”, from which she graduated in 2004 with a Master’s Degree in Journalism (with honors).
In 2004 Lokot became a Researcher for the Journalism Faculty of NaUKMA and is currently writing her Ph.D. thesis on New Media and Their Influence on Journalism Education in Ukraine.
Since 2003, Lokot is a Senior Teaching Fellow at the Mohyla School of Journalism, where she teaches “Modern Theory and Practice of Radio Journalism”.
Since 2006 – together with R. Deynychenko teaches “The In-Studio Workshop” for the Mohyla School of Journalism students.
In 2007 Lokot is a Visiting Fellow at Ohio University (Athens, OH, USA), School of Telecommunications (TCOM).
Professional interests: News radio, radio journalism, journalism education, involving Western teaching experience in reforming the journalism education system in Ukraine, new media.
Lokot started her journalism career as a news editor at GalaMedia (GalaRadio, GalaNet, GalaTV) in 2001. Afterwards worked in printed media and online media.
In 2002 Lokot interned at the Ukrainian office of Associated Press information agency.
From 2004 till 2006 Lokot worked as Development Director for Media Reform Centre (a DFID project in Ukraine). Among the Centre’s activities – round tables, media clubs, trainings, seminars, conferences, publishing manuals and other events, directed at the development of independent Ukrainian journalism and improving the rapport between mass media, NGOs and authorities.
November 8-9, 2007 – I All-Ukrainian academic and theoretic conference “Creative and organizational peculiarities of the functioning of the modern media sphere” (Ternopil, Ukraine).
Lokot’s publications include articles in academic journals “Magiterium. Journalism” (issue 22, 2006) and “Creative and organizational peculiarities of the functioning of the modern media sphere: Ukrainian experience”. During her work in Media Reform Centre, Lokot also contributed to a column “Media weather” on the Centre’s website.
Certificate on successful completion of “Radio News Production” course at Hromadske Radio, Kyiv (2002).
Ukrainian – native, Russian – native, English – excellent, French – good, Spanish, Latin – satisfactory.