(This article was originally published by Wilson Quarterly on January 31, 2018) Mehman Aliyev chuckled when he heard it. He was locked in a dingy jail cell in Kurdakhani prison on the outskirts of Baku – a veritible home to many of Azerbaijan’s pro-democracy activists and journalists. He recalls that evening in early September 2017: […]
A story of a Russian journalist who had to flee her country, restart her life and career in the U.S., transplanting her family from everything that was familiar, and picking fruit and working as a cashier to survive. She was hardly alone in her exile…
Europe’s favorite song contest – Eurovision is the biggest pop competition and one of the longest running TV shows in the world. The annual musical contest suggests a model for European unity and traditions worth following.The themes of equality, diversity and tolerance have gained increasing traction in the politics of Eurovision in recent years. Sometimes, […]
(This blog post is prepared based on my university assignment focusing on successful journalistic entrepreneurs, especially on the example of the Great Lakes Echo. You can read my interview with veteran journalist and scholar David Poulson and some key takeaways on his wonderful experience as an innovator.) Veteran environmental journalist and scholar David Poulson says […]
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 […]
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, […]
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