Davit Sargsyan
Education
2007 - 2011: Department of Journalism, YSU, Bachelor
2011 - 2013: Department of Journalism, YSU, Master’s program “Journalism”
2013 - 2014: Yerevan School of Political Studies of the Council of Europe
2013 - 2016: Department of Journalism, YSU, Postgraduate studies

Academic degree
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Philology (2016)
Research theme is “The leading local and international mass media in the discourse of the geopolitical orientation of Armenia (2010-2015)”, has been awarded by the Resolution of the Supreme Certifying Commission of Armenia, “Literary Studies-012” Specialized Council.

Professional experience
2007 - 2008: Teenager programs’ correspondent of the “Yerkir Media” Television Company
2008 - 2011: News presenter at the “Yerevan” Television Company
2010 - 2011: Journalist of the Information and Public Relations Department of the Police of the Republic of Armenia
2011 - 2016: Analytical program producer and international news senior correspondent of the “First” news agency of the Public Television Company of Armenia
2013 - 2014: Columnist and analyst of the “Armenpress” news agency
2015 - 2016: Lecturer of the Chair of Radio and Television of the Department of Journalism of Yerevan State University, 2016 – present - assistant
2016 - present - Author and host of the program “The issue of the country” of the “Yerkir Media” Television Company


Social activities
2009-2011: Member of the Academic Council of Yerevan State University
2010-2012: Head of the Student Scientific Society of the Department of Journalism of Yerevan State University


Lectures delivered
Journalistic skills, foreign journalism, media and political technologies

Scope of scientific interests
Foreign journalism, international news, political technologies and media, covering of integration processes, media and geopolitics

International training courses and conferences
2010-2011: International Educational Forum “Seliger”, head of the Armenian delegation, Tver region, Russia
2011 - 18th International Annual Student Scientific Session “Lomonosov”, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
2011 - 2nd youth Issyk-Kul Forum of Intellectuals, Cholpon-Ata, Kyrgyzstan
2011 - International scientific and practical conference “Caucasus is our overall home”, Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don, Russia
2011 - The 6th annual Forum of Scientific and Creative Intelligence of the Commonwealth of Independent States, Kyiv, Ukraine
2013 - The 1st forum of the Young Russian-language journalists from the Commonwealth of Independent States, Penza, Russia
2013 - “The wars you don’t see”, Global Research Summer school, Sighisoara, Romania
2014 - Training on the “Eastern Partnership” initiative, the Visegrad School of Political Studies and the European Academy of Diplomacy, Warsaw, Poland
2014 - World Forum for Democracy, the Council of Europe, Schools of Political Studies, Strasbourg, France
2014 - “Caucasian dialogue-2014”, Gorchakov Fund, Nalchik, Russia
2015 - “Journalism for future challenges”, Stockholm School of Economy in Riga, Centre for Media Studies, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, Riga, Latvia
2016 - Civic Roundtable, the Council of Europe and European School of Politics in Istanbul, Berlin, Germany, and Strasbourg, France

Language skills
Armenian (native), Russian (proficient), English (proficient)

Awards
2007 - “The best publicism” of the international competition of the best literature works organized by The Union of Armenians in Russia
2009 - Yerevan State University Bronze medal
2009 - Winner of the Scholarship Grant Award of the Fund for Armenian Relief of America
2010 - “The best essay” in the international competition of the best literature works organized by The Union of Armenians in Russia
2010 - Winner of the competition “For each single student throughout the state” organized by the “Areximbank”
2010 - Winner of the First International Youth Innovative Session of the Commonwealth of Independent States for the project “We are the future of the CIS”, Moscow, Russia
2014 - Diploma for the active participation in the ceremonies and conferences dedicated to the 95th anniversary of the foundation of Yerevan State University
Davit Sargsyan