Author Archives: Press Partners

22 Aug
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Open Records Crucial to Democracy

 BY DANIEL PEARL FELLOW ASMA GHRIBI  I had heard and read about the U.S. system of open records, but only during my experience at the Wall Street Journal, did I experience it firsthand. I spent the first few months of ...

21 Aug
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Why American Media Digs Deeper and Unearths More

BY HARRY MISIKO I appreciate why American media digs deeper and offers more to its readers, listeners and viewers compared to Kenyan and African news channels. U.S. federal and state governments have enacted laws that do not only promote but ...

21 Aug
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Public Records: Never Too Open, Never Too Obscure

BY DANIEL PEARL FELLOW SHERIF TAREK The more open public records are, the easier it is for journalists to produce good stories. Statistics and numbers are crucially important to many stories. To prove that a crime rate has soared, for ...

20 Aug
0

Media Landscape Changing – We Need to Adapt and Survive!

    BY ARSHAD DOGAR The media landscape has been changing so rapidly in the developed world that journalists working in developing countries also need to adopt those innovations.  Recently, I visited a barber’s shop in Pittsburgh for a haircut. ...

20 Aug
0

ChiTrib Launches New Apps

BY NASTYA FORINA August 1st was a big day for the Chicago Tribune. The newspaper launched its new website.  With the change, the Tribune hopes to increase online readership and advertising.  The Tribune’s team of news-application developers have been creating ...

20 Aug
0

Data Journalism and Multimedia Tools Transforming Reporting

BY SAHAR MAJID     Journalism is not just about gathering facts, covering news, writing stories and editing; it’s a lot more now that innovative tools allow us to dig deeper and illustrate stories in several media. I learned about ...

03 Jun
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Fellowship Blog: Freedom of the Press New to Tunisia – and Limited – Daniel Pearl Fellow Asma Ghribi

By Asma Ghribi Daniel Pearl Fellow  Coming from Tunisia, where only three years ago people started enjoying what for Americans is the First Amendment to their Constitution, I’m still accustoming myself to freedom. It’s not easy to just embrace it ...

03 Jun
0

Fellowship Blog: First Impressions of the US – I’ll take everything, please! – Daniel Pearl Fellow Asma Ghribi

By Asma Ghribi Daniel Pearl Fellow   When I first tried to get myself my new favorite treat here in America, I had some trouble.  “Please give me the whole thing,” I said to a  bewildered salesperson, who gestured vaguely ...

03 Jun
0

Fellowship Blog: Press freedom in Pakistan has deadly consequences – Zahid Gishkori

By ZAHID GISHKORI The Kansas City Star Just four months into the new year, six Pakistani journalists have been killed, putting 2014 on track to become one of the most deadly years for reporters in Pakistan. Two reporters who have ...

01 Jun
0

Fellowship Blog: If I could take back something, it will be the lessons – Daniel Pearl Fellow Kiran Nazish

If I could take back something, it will be the lessons Kiran Nazish Going to a new country, city or town, outside of Pakistan I always and inevitably make comparisons. My country versus the other. I look at the roads, ...