'Last year was rather difficult for Ukraine and for Ukrainian journalism. In some way, it was the “ninth wave” of problems and difficulties. It is good that despite all problems the Contest did take place as PRESSzvanie is a means of Ukrainian business press consolidation and journalism support in the whole'
On June 7, the final award ceremony of the Contest “Prize of Business Circles “PRESSzvanie 2013” honored the best business journalists of Ukraine.
By results of voting of business editors and representatives of business in “PRESSzvanie 2013”, the first places took:
Oleksandr Paskhover and Olga Prokopishyna in nomination “Agro-industrial complex”;
Vladyslav Golovin in nomination “Topic of the day: small and medium-sized businesses”;
Ruslan Chernyi in nomination “Banks, finances, investments”;
Andrey Samofalov in nomination “Mining-metallurgical complex”;
Alla Yeremenko in nomination “Oil and gas”;
Veronika Gavrylyuk in nomination “Consumer markets”;
Nataliya Shevchenko in nomination “Industrial production”;
Viktoriya Vlasenko in nomination “Telecommunications and IT”;
Alla Roganova in nomination “Transport”;
Igor Maskalevych in nomination “Energy sector”;
Andriy Yukhymenko in nomination “Best Business Press Editor”.
'Contest PRESSzvanie is an indicator that the business journalism in Ukraine is alive and continues evolving. Last year was a real test for the mass media market. Because of uneasy political situation in the country many publications were closed, existence of others was up in the air. However, today we see that business journalism begins to revive, new magazines and newspapers are launched. And I am assured that, owing to the professionals who remained committed to their trade and covered the events objectively in these hard times, the business journalism in Ukraine has a very promising future', – said Vladimir Ravinskiy, head of Metinvest press service.
Transparency and accuracy of votes calculation is guaranteed by the expert partner of the Contest – company PwC, which has been counting votes at American Oscar for 80 years.
“We are supporting the nomination “Small and medium-sized businesses” for two consecutive years. For SCM group, development of business in the cities of our presence is very important. For our enterprises, these are priority contractors on various services and for the citizens – additional workplaces. We are pleased with the fact that every year business journalists pay increasing attention to the topic small and medium-sized businesses development. We are confident this happens largely owing to the contest PRESSzvanie,” commented Nataliya Yemchenko, public relations and communications director of company SCM and representative of the Supervisory Board of the Contest.
Names of all prizewinners and scores of jurymen are available on the Contest website in Section “Results”.
Photos from the award ceremony are available on the PRESSzvanie Contest page in Facebook.
is an international Contest of Business Journalists, where juries – business leaders and editors of leading business media – estimate work of journalists and editors of business print, online media and news agencies as well as independent business journalists through an interactive voting system on the Contest’s website in real time.