Author Archives: Press Partners

26 Jun
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Pittsburgh says good riddance to steel era

By Oksana Grytsenko When looking at photographs of Pittsburgh from the 1940s, it’s hard to distinguish day from night. The smog coming from the steel plants totally covered downtown, darkening with dust its historic buildings, trees and residents. Locals still ...

26 Jun
0

How I found peace in the grandest of places

By Saher Baloch After missing my chance three years ago, I finally got to visit an absolute and amazing wonder, the Grand Canyon. During my last trip to the United States, I didn’t have enough time to visit the national ...

22 Jun
0

Saw Yan Naing awarded for work in Myanmar

Saw Yan Naing, a journalist from Myanmar participating in a six-month fellowship program in the United States, won an award for his contribution to journalism in his native country. PowerMentor, a non-profit corporation based in San Diego that helps young ...

16 Jun
0

Journalism ethics in the age of social media

By Tarun Shukla As a journalist these days you’re constantly dealing with the conundrum of ethics while reporting. The proliferation of social media has added a new dimension to journalism. So, here are some tips to remain sane in the ...

16 Jun
0

Then and Now: Walid Al-Saqaf

Daniel Pearl Fellow Country of Origin: Yemen Fellowship year: 2005 Fellowship Host News Organization: The Wall Street Journal Current Position: Program Director, Master of Global Journalism (MAGJ) Örebro University, Sweden Biography: Walid Al-Saqaf is a Yemeni journalist, software developer and ...

Vladimir Kovalev
15 Jun
0

Then and Now: Vladimir Kovalev

County of Origin:  Russia Fellowship Year: 2002 Host News Organization:  Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colorado Mentors: John Ensslin, Ann Imse Home news organization at the time of the fellowship: St. Petersburg Times, St. Petersburg, Russia Current position: Energy NewsToday, Brick, ...

14 Jun
0

Are you with us or against us? Let’s reframe the question

Many Americans celebrated the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on June 26 that same-sex couples have the constitutional right to marry, calling it a victory of love. Muslims living in the United States seem to be a bit skeptical about this ...

05 Jun
0

Children of refugees from Burma thrive in San Diego

By Saw Yan Naing I recently met with more than 20 Karen teenagers in San Diego, a refuge for members of the ethnic minority who fled persecution in Burma. Some of the refugees who brought their children with them have ...

02 Jun
0

Take me out to the ballgame: a relaxing pastime

By Oksana Grytsenko Getting to know about baseball is essential for understanding American culture. That’s what Randy Smith, president of the Alfred Friendly Foundation, once told us during a journalism seminar. If the sport is indeed a mirror of the ...

01 Jun
0

Pakistan’s diploma scam leaves affiliated media jobs in peril

By Saher Baloch There are many problems that go unaddressed in Pakistan, and corruption is one of them. On the contrary, the international scandal involving Axact’s sale of fake diplomas has led to criminal charges against the company and CEO ...