Do you see a trend related to expanding opportunities for regional journalists, or is it still a "unique offer" from the capital's editorial offices for specific authors from the regions?
- Look, due to the fact that I work for Taiga.info, it turns out that I cling to the glory of this publication a little and I am known precisely as a Taiga journalist. Plus, probably, I have developed a personal reputation - exactly in those topics that I write about. In particular, the Mediazone and the BBC Russian Service publish texts about HIV, and I write on this topic quite often. That is, regional journalists can write for the federal media, who are "stubborn" on some topic of their own: the person is very well versed in it, so it is not surprising that he was ordered to write a text. In general, this is a story that if you are very good at a topic, it does not matter at all where you sit on a chair. Here is an example: Viktor Vilisov [the most fashionable theater critic in Russia, author of the book "We are all sick: how the theater became modern, but we did not notice it" - ed. In some places] - he first sat in Blagoveshchensk, worked a little in Novosibirsk, and, as a result, no matter how different theatrical institutions treat him, now he works great at Afisha - but at some point he just "stuck" in the theater. This is one story.
The second story is that if something is happening in the region, and you are "close to the point", some colleagues from the federal media may ask you to unsubscribe the topic quickly. Or quality. If they suddenly do not have their own journalist on site or they cannot send a special correspondent to your city. This story also happens to me sometimes, but, unfortunately, I'm "in the wrong resource" now, because, in addition to a journalist, I'm also a mother - for example, on Meduza I didn't get a certain number of texts, it's just because at that very moment I got into the car and went to the kindergarten for the child. But in such cases, of course, you can always advise them "one of your own" - and now another regional journalist writes for a federal publication, because he is a great fellow. And he doesn't have to go to kindergarten.