February 27, 2018

The presentation of Arnold Schwartz’s book «One Journalist’s Revue» was held On Thursday, February 22, at the Department of Journalism of Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University. The book was translated by Serhii Osachuk and published in «Publishing House 21».

In his book «One Journalist’s Revue» Arnold Schwartz summed up 25 years of his life directly related to journalism. The book highlights the state of Chernivtsi and, in general, the Bukovinian journalism of the first 30 years of the twentieth century. This book tells us about the formation and development of new modern press, the first journalistic investigations, the emergence of free journalism, its influence on public opinion, as well as many details about the lives of contemporary journalists and reporters.

The presentation of the book Serhii Osachuk began with a story about how he found the book of Arnold Schwartz. The interpreter emphasized that he had bought a real treasure for next to nothing at a flea market in Chernivtsi. Despite the fact that the book was written in German, Mr. Osachuk made every effort to enable the Ukrainian reader to plunge into the era of the time and find out what journalism was in the twentieth century.

“How truthful Arnold Schwartz was – remains on his conscience,” Serhii Osachuk said.

«One Journalist’s Revue» gives readers the opportunity not only to immerse themselves in the era of that time but also to compare past and current journalism. For example, the newspaper «Chernowitzer allgemeine Zeitung» reporter of which was Arnold Schwartz was a vivid example of a high-quality media.

The first presentation of the book was held on February 15, and it wasn’t just a random date. On the last page of the book «One Journalist’s Revue» the date is February 15. And despite the fact that the publication celebrated the 90th anniversary, it still has not lost its relevance.