Mr. Putin’s Birthday

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Vladimir Putin, the actual Russian Prime Minister was born in Leningrad, now St. Petersburg again, on Oct. 7, 1952. He grew up in a communal apartment in a typically modest Soviet environment. He… Continue reading

Mapping Stereotypes

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Just discovered a great geo-stereotypical game for thinking journalists (there is the opposite kind as well, you know it well). The author is  Alphadesigner Yanko Tsvetkov, originally probably Janko Cvetkov. Never mind names, he… Continue reading

Bin laden’s Children

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Once in my life time — only once— did someone as coward as I wanted to kill a person. The murdered-to-be was a good friend who snatched away a “mesmerizing” (at least for… Continue reading

Women and Other Humans, Waiting…

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My thoughts go the same direction as Malik’s after the inspiring one-on-one talks of us mid-career professionals with younger colleagues of the News 21 team and their teachers during the Humphrey Seminar yesterday.   One more… Continue reading

The Women

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Human sufferings are similar throughout the world. It is not as if some people suffer more in one part of the world because of one issue and the others confronted with a similar… Continue reading

How to diversefy your sources and audiences by using Social Media tools

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It is getting easier to explore and contact new diverse sources and audiences for journalists by using SM and online media than before.You will find more interesting story ideas and to increase your… Continue reading

On Convergence

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On the 1st of October we visited Channel 12, Azcentral.com and Arizona Republic. These three media institutions have been in a convergence process. It was a highly informative visit for all of us. Before the… Continue reading

Celebrity Journalism

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What do you think of the constant news cycle updating stories on Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears, Brangelina and the like? Is there a similar demand for celebrity news in your countries?

Age between love

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I have a simple question- mostly to gauge the cultural differences in how we perceive one thing; Age difference between partners in a relationship. In the U.S. people often talk about how women… Continue reading

Shattered Glass

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Shattered Glass was the best journalism-related movie I have seen since watching All the President’s Men. It was a wonderful Wednesday Night Movie at the First Amendment Forum which was enlivened by a… Continue reading

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