Sergei Parkhomenko: biography of a journalist
Sergey Parkhomenko was born in Moscow on March 13, 1964of the year. His father was a journalist, and his mother was a music teacher. Therefore it is not surprising that the child's hobbies were associated with everything that surrounded the Russian language and art. At school he studied in depth French, which in the future very much helped him in his work.
In 1981, the young man entered the Moscow State University for journalism. During his studies he found his first job in profile. It was the magazine "Theater", known for its reviews. One of his colleagues in the editorial office was Mikhail Shvydkoi - the future minister of culture of the Russian Federation (he was in 2000 - 2004).
As Sergey Parkhomenko himself said, he would have been socould remain a reviewer in the "Theater", if not for the beginning of perestroika. Declared publicity, open archives, new media - all this stirred up journalism and the country.
Against this background, in 1990, Sergei Parkhomenkobecomes a political observer in the Nezavisimaya Gazeta newspaper. It was the daily media, which was then headed by Vitaly Tretyakov. The collective of young journalists has set itself an ambitious goal to create a publication free from the influence of someone else's interests.
At that time the newspapers supported the point of viewBoris Yeltsin, the Soviet elite or other political groups. When the coup broke out in 1991, Nezavisimaya took the side of the president, since in the event of the coup deportation, she was threatened with destruction. Years of turmoil could not but affect the editors. In 1993, it split. Some journalists (including Sergei Parkhomenko) left the newspaper because of the authoritarian management of the editor-in-chief.
With the advent of capitalism, largebusiness empire. The owner of one of them was businessman Vladimir Gusinsky. All his media were united in the "Bridge" group. It included the newspaper "Today", where Parkhomenko passed. It was a new project, the debut issue of which was released in February 1993.
When the government crisis began in autumnshooting in the capital, a journalist as a political columnist, "Today" was in the thick of events. In particular, he was in the White House during the most intense days of October. After Yeltsin's victory, there was an attempt to introduce censorship, which, however, was almost immediately curtailed. Against this background, in 1994 a group of Moscow reporters, including Parkhomenko, signed the Moscow Charter of Journalists. It was a list of principles that were considered fundamental in their work. Over the years the document was highly appreciated.
In 1996, within the framework of the media group "Most"there is a new magazine "Itogi", the main editor of which is Sergei Parkhomenko. His biography makes another round. The newly published edition is a fundamentally new experience in the young Russian free market. Especially it concerned advertising in the magazine's pages. The format and experience of Western professionals were taken as a basis. In particular, American Newsweek took part in the issue of the publication.
In the late 90's "Results" receive severalprestigious awards. The Union of Journalists of Russia recognizes the media as the country's most influential weekly. Undoubtedly, Sergei Parkhomenko made a huge contribution to this. Photos on the pages of the publication were recognized as "the best photos of the year".
In 2001, there was a conflict between Gusinsky andstate. The tycoon emigrated to Israel, and his assets passed under the control of Gazprom. The new owner fired all the editorial staff, including the "Totav" team.
Work on the "Echo of Moscow"
Journalist Sergei Parkhomenko is taking on a newproject and becomes the chief editor of the "Weekly Journal." However, this publication could not achieve the former success of "The Results". In 2003, Parkhomenko left him and began to broadcast to Ekho Moskvy. At first it was the cycle "Two Parkhomenki Two", which he led with his son.
At the same time a format is born, with which SergeiBorisovich got the greatest fame already in today's days. This is the program "The essence of events" for all the same "Echo". It traditionally comes out every Friday night. The journalist analyzes the incidents that have occurred in recent days. "The essence of the events" has been going on without interruptions for 12 years already.
Book Publishing and Around the World
Then the journalist tries himself in a new case. It was book publishing. In the zero years he directed "Inostranka", "Kolibri", "Atticus Publishing", as well as Corpus. In them Parkhomenko held the posts of editor-in-chief or director. At first, publishing houses produced non-fiction, and later other genres. Sergei Parkhomenko directed all this. The family took part in the activities of a journalist. This time he was engaged in publishing books with his wife.
From 2009 to 2011 he was the chief editor of the legendary "Around the World". With him, the magazine completely changed its format, and also got its own publishing house.
Political and social activities
In 2004 Parkhomenko became one of theco-chairmen of the "Committee of 2008". This structure was created by liberal politicians and journalists, in order to control the free flow of voting in the next presidential election. The chairman of the committee was chess player Garry Kasparov. Despite the fact that the activities of the structure did not bring practical benefit, the journalist himself assesses this experience as positive.
The development of the Internet pushed Parkhomenko tothe idea that in a new media environment, you can easily and quickly create initiative communities of people, driven by a single goal. The first such project was the spontaneous "Blue Bucket Society". It struggled with the inappropriate behavior of officials on the roads. Its members were motorists, putting on the roofs of their cars toy blue buckets, which mimicked the "flashing lights" of deputies.
The following initiatives, created in the same way in theInternet, this is Dissernet and Last Address. The first project struggles with officials who receive academic degrees through false and written off theses.
"The last address" enables any person to make a small contribution and install a memorial tablet on the houses where repressed people lived during the years of Stalin's terror.
In 2011 - 2012 years. Parkhomenko was one of the initiators of many thousands of rallies during the Duma and presidential elections, when a large number of Moscow residents protested against falsifications during the voting.