Monthly Archives: November 2014

Africa-focused Startups Pitch Their Companies in Diaspora Demo Competition

Investors, entrepreneurs and African diaspora members gathered today at World Bank’s Preston Auditorium for the Diaspora Demo Day competition where more than two dozen of Africa-focused startups presented their companies. The event marked a great space to network and build relationships for nonprofit where investors offered key insights on pitching. “This is the largest gathering […]



Tweet or treat?

Authoritarian leaders don’t just hate social media. They also use it as a tool for silencing activists, spreading propaganda   Arzu Geybulla, a journalist and blogger in Turkey, says she wasn’t entirely surprised when she became a subject of an intimidation campaign on social media on an October night. “When you have a voice and […]

How the Broadcast Newsrooms Work?

Matt Glassman is assistant news director for NBC4 Washington and an adjunct professor of journalism at American University. He spoke to our class this afternoon about engaging broadcast media, including writing for broadcast news, re-formatting broadcast stories for the Internet, and behind-the-scenes look at a day in the life of a broadcast newsroom.  At NBC, […]