"Lossi 36" online media outlet marks its two-year anniversary
This June marks the two-year anniversary of Lossi 36, an online media outlet publishing news, analysis, and photography from Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, the Caucasus, and Central Asia.
As its name suggest, the project finds its origins at the Johan Skytte Institute of the University of Tartu, where a group of MA students once met and decided to initiate the media project. "Our intention was to build a network of bright and inspiring students to write stories from Bishkek to Berlin," said Laura Royer, Skytte alumna and co-founder of the project. "Now Lossi 36 has evolved; we are not students anymore and our contributors go beyond the student bubble. But I believe the project has remained true to itself: building bridges between people and ideas."
With a core team of 4 editors, Lossi 36 aims to provide reliable news and analyses on political, societal and cultural issues in the post-communist East, while offering a springboard for students and up-and-coming professionals to launch their work and grow their network. Since the foundation of the project in 2018, Lossi 36 has collaborated with more than 70 students, journalists, and photographers from all over the world and published over 150 articles, some of which have been republished in journals such as New Eastern Europe or archived by institutions like Harvard College Library.
To celebrate the two-year anniversary of the project, the editorial team worked on a new visual identity and website, and launched several new features. A newsletter, Lossi 36 Weekly, is now available to bring to the readers news from the region via email every Monday. The subscription is free and available at this address. Second, a job section was added to the website, in order to allow students and professionals to find their next career opportunity. Last but not least, the editor-in-chief Louis Train selected the best pictures from Lossi 36's photographers to present an online exhibition available throughout June.
If you would like to know more about the Lossi36 project, then you could subscribe to their weekly newsletter in order to keep up-to-date with the latest developments in the given region.
Lossi 36 is also looking for students, journalists, photographers, and writers to contribute short analytical articles, news features, interviews, photo essays, and reviews to our website.
If you’re interested in contributing content or joining the editorial team, reach out by email to info [ät] lossi36.com.