At the helm of Ruba Media is Mariell Raisma, a Media professional with five years of experience in Media and Communication. Mariell has been a contributor for Estonian Public Broadcasting (ERR). She has made news and stories for Vikerraadio, the most popular radio channel in Estonia, as well as to Aktuaalne Kaamera, the main national TV news show at ERR. She has contributed to the island newspaper Saarte Hääl and has worked as a multimedia editor. She has also written stories for the European Youth Forum (EYF) magazine Yo!Mag.
Mariell’s experience in communication derives from Noored Kooli (Teach for Estonia), the immensely successful educational program which sends young university graduates to Estonian schools as teachers. She handled communication with the press, increased the public visibility of the participant teachers and alumni, and managed the program’s social media accounts. Additionally, she has been teaching Journalism and Multimedia at the 32nd High School for nearly four years.
As an active media professional, she has participated in a number of Media events all over Europe. She has twice been involved with the management of the European Youth Media Days in Brussels, one of the biggest events for young European journalists. In 2017, she carried the sole responsibility for external communication. Additionally, she has contributed to several major conferences: twice for The International News Media Association (INMA) conference in Tallinn and Helsinki, and also for The European Journalism Association (EJTA) conference in Paris. She has contributed to the media handling of the MyData 2017 conference in Tallinn and Helsinki.
Mariell has participated in several Media workshops at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, such as “A Practical Guide To Social Media Verification” which focused on tools which one can use to verify information found from social media, and “Journalism in Hostile Environment. Global Journalist Security Course”. She took part in a workshop on narratology at Aarhus University, and in the Hertie School of Governance Media workshop in Berlin. She has also been involved with the activities of The Forum for European Journalism Students.
Mariell has a BA in Journalism from Tallinn University. Currently she is studying for her MA in Communication.