Author Archives: Press Partners

20 May
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Crowdsourcing plus good data, a strong combination

By David Herbling Crowdsourcing is a very useful strategy in data journalism, I learned the other day. This is especially true in this era where news first breaks out in social media, leaving reporters scratching their heads about Day Two ...

20 May
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She made kabalagala, and made them really well

By Isaac Imaka Nancy’s only mistake was using plantain and not apple bananas. I don’t know why I didn’t give her that detail. I just told her bananas. I thought she would not even try to make them. She had ...

15 May
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New media freedoms in Burma could end anytime

By Saw Yan Naing Burma is one of the world’s champions of media censorship.  The Committee to Protect Journalists recently ranked my country as No. 9, while listing Eritrea and North Korea as the most censored countries worldwide. Should I ...

10 May
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Journalism from a periscope

By Tarun Shukla In times when legacy newsroom firings are common, a new survey rating newspaper reporter as the worst job in the United States shouldn’t have surprised me. Yet it did. Like many, I didn’t join the profession thinking ...

01 May
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My first byline in the Chicago Tribune

It was a Tuesday morning like any other when I made my way to the Tribune Tower, having been attached at the Chicago Tribune for nearly a fortnight. I headed to my desk and did my usual morning ritual:  skim ...

01 May
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This and That in Miami: Settling in, shadowing and encountering an Amin victim

The car-driving debacle is obviously behind us now. Moving on, life cannot get nicer or more interesting. However, so you know, I had gotten used to driving without GPS. By the time the car was taken away, I had gotten ...

25 Apr
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After human rights advocate killed, time to take a stand for free expression

By Saher Baloch Ironically, I was going to write about the diversity of viewpoints in Los Angeles as my first blog, before I got this terrible news that Sabeen Mehmud was shot dead in my hometown,  Karachi. Sabeen was a ...

24 Apr
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Let’s get lost. (It’s what all good tourists do, after all)

By Arooj Zahra It was a bright sunny April day in Columbia, quiet as usual on a Saturday in a university town that hosts over 35,000 students. The Alfred Friendly Press Partners of 2015 had to leave for their host ...

23 Apr
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Against all odds, the American Dream begins

By David Herbling Having said bye to family and friends with a  final round of hugs, I pushed my rather bulky airport luggage trolley into the departures unit at Nairobi’s largest airport. Passport — check. Ticket — check. Departure time — ...

22 Apr
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From candlelight to light speed: Dinosaur in digital age adapts

By Saw Yan Naing I’m like a dinosaur when it comes to using technology and multimedia platforms. This is worsened by the fact that my country in Southeast Asia has been isolated from the modern world for over six decades. ...