Anastasia Grynko

Anastasia Grynko e-mail: agrynko [at]

Office 401-9, Build. 4, 8/5 Volos’ka Vul., Kyiv, 04070, Ukraine

AnastasiiaGrynko is a Deputy director for research and senior teaching fellow at the Mohyla School of Journalism (the courses “Media Ethics” and “Methodology of media research”). At the moment she is working on her Ph.D. dissertation on media transparency and media ethics in Ukraine (at the Autonomous University of Barcelona) and has several articles published in international journals.

Her academic and research interests include media ethics and transparency, journalism education, media development in Ukraine and other Post-Soviet countries, media and gender issues, media and civil society, media relations, public relations, strategic communication, interpretative studies, qualitative methodology in media studies.

Besides, academic career, Grynko has practical experience in the field of journalism, Public Relations, strategic communication and applied communication research. She has worked at the international Public Relations agency (PRP Ukraine) and directed strategic communication department at the Open Society Institute in Ukraine.

Recent publications:

Book review:

Upcoming (accepted) publication:

  • Grynko, A. (2012). Ukrainian journalists’ perceptions of unethical practices: codes and every-day ethics. Central European Journal of Communication (Vol 5, No 2 (9), Fall 2012.

Competitive conference papers:

  • “Understanding of Media Opacity in Ukraine”. Competitive paper presented at the National Communication Association annual convention, San Francisco, November 2010.
  • “From State Censorship to Pressure of Money: New Challenges for Media Transparency in Ukraine”. Conference “Public Service Broadcasting: A German-Ukrainian Exchange of Opinions.” Cologne, Germany, October, 2010.
  • “Responsible journalism and media transparency in Ukraine: developing the interpretative approach to media practices”. Competitive paper presented on International symposium of doctoral studies, Toronto, Canada, January 2010.
  • “Media transparency in Ukraine: Evidence from Editors and Journalists”. Competitive paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention,Chicago, USA, November 2009.
  • “An exploratory study of media transparency in Ukraine”. Competitive paper presented on Annual Conference of Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Chicago, USA, August 2008.
  • “Women in Media. International Perspectives”. Invited speaker on panel, International Communication Association conference, Singapore, 2010.
  • “Matters of media ethics: Understanding media nontransparency through individual approach to journalistic ethical decision-making”. Competitive paper presented at the International Communication Association conference, Singapore, 2010.
  • “Media practices in Ukraine and around the world”. Competitive paper invited for presentation at XVІІI International young scholars’ conference “SCIENCE AND HIGH EDUCATION”, Zaporrizzhya, Ukraine, April 2010.
  • “Journalism ethics: from theoretical principles to real-practice decisions (Mohyla School of Journalism experience). Competitive paper invited for presentation at the International scholarly and practical conference “World Standards of contemporary journalism”.

Articles in Progress:

  • Conceptualizing Transparency in Media: Commitments to Content, Motives and Tools for “Visible” Journalism
  • Challenges For Media Digitalization and Convergence: The Case of Ukraine
  • Understanding Media Non-transparency through Individual Approach to Journalistic Ethical Decision-Making
  • “Helpless and manipulated”: how journalists construct their roles and identities in Ukraine
  • Is the voice of independent journalism silent in the newly governed Ukraine? How the latest developments in business and politics influence the Ukrainian media sphere

Teaching experience:

  • From 2007 – Assistant Professor at the Master Program in Journalism, the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. Co-teacher of the course “Methodology of media studies”, 2nd year Master students.
  • From 2009 – teach the course “Media ethics”, 1st year Master students.
  • From 2010 – co-teacher of the Course for doctoral student “Introduction to Research”, the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy.

Research experience:

  • 2011 – involved into a global study of media practices initiated by Internews, The World Bank, the Brookings Institution and sponsored by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
  • 2009- 2011 – communication consultant, researcher for RinatAhmetov Foundation “Development of Ukraine” (“RozvytokUkrainy”). Media and reputation audits, media studies, studies in the field of health communication, new media research.
  • 2009 – researcher, collected data from Ukraine for the Global Report on the Status of Women in News.
  • 2009 – conducted a study of Parliament communication in Ukraine (initiated by Reuters Foundation).
  • From 2006 – participate in global media transparency research (International PR Association); collect data and elaborate methodology, contributing to international research and discussion on media ethics, media transparency and media opacity.

Professional experience

  • 2008 - 2010 – International Renaissance Foundation (Open Society Institute network), Public Relations manager, responsible for Public Relations and Strategic Communications.
  • 2007 June - 2008 April – senior account executive at the PRP Ukraine, international PR Agency (specialist in Public Relations and communication research, analyst).
  • 2006 October - 2007 June – Synovate Ukraine (international market research agency). Qualitative research executive: marketing research projects coordination, research planning, screeners and guide preparation, in-depth interviews and focus-groups moderation, data analysis, debriefs`, top-lines` and final reports` preparation.
  • 2006 - 2007 – coordination and administration of media trainings and educational programs in J-school.
  • 2005 July - 2006 January – Ukrainian Harm Reduce Association (non-government association), communication officer.
  • 2005 - 2008 – journalist, free-lancer, magazines “Dobra Volya” (social, civil society topics), “Companion” (business, marketing and public relations topics).

Education and Academic Experience

  • From 2010 – PhD-candidate, Autonomous University of Barcelona. Dissertation: Media transparency through journalist interpretation: research in Ukraine.
  • From 2008 – PhD-candidate in Mass Communication, the National University “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”. Awarded with Turchin Scholarship, Scholarship of Lozynskiy Foundation.
  • 2005 - 2007 – Master’s Program in Journalism, National University “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” (Kyiv-Mohyla School of Journalism), graduated with honors. Thesis: “Bribery for news coverage: research in Ukraine”
  • 2006 January – awarded with state grant of Vyacheslav Chornovil (as the best student of journalism departments in Ukraine),
  • 2001 - 2005 – National University “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”, Faculty of Social Sciences and Social Technologies, Bachelor Program of Sociology, Social Work, graduated with honors.

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