Author Archives: Press Partners

22 Jun

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

28 May

Chicago wonders whether Obama can come home again

By Tarun Shukla With President Barack Obama’s term ending next year, Chicago is abuzz with speculation: Will he return to live in the city that brought him into the political limelight? From Hyde Park on Chicago’s South Side, the city’s ...

25 May

The Wild West is long gone: Time for America to expand gun control

By Oksana Grytsenko On a cloudy morning, two teenagers were walking down the street in the sleepy outskirts of Pittsburgh when another teenager jumped out at them and opened fire. At least four bullets pierced a black minivan parked nearby, ...

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