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Q&A with Michael Schwirtz of The New York Times

by Ben Stone I recently conducted an interview over e-mail with Michael Schwirtz of The New York Times. According to his biography on the Times’ website, after Schwirtz studied Russian in college and interned at the US Embassy in Saint-Petersburg … Continue reading

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Russian News Reporters On Twitter

In recent years, Twitter has forced the evolution of a brand of communication that is totally at odds with traditional media in Russia—it is public, off-the-cuff, and usually contains a sort of honesty and transparency that has rarely been seen … Continue reading

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Who Is Reporting Critically About Politics In Russia?

This is perhaps a less exciting question now than it was early last year around the time of Vladimir Putin’s election and during the huge protests around the capital. Now, there is less of a chance that such journalism will … Continue reading

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Ben Stone

My name is Ben Stone, and I am a junior from Montana majoring in Journalism and Russian. I have always loved learning about the language and culture, but I have only recently noticed how much mystery is involved in reporting … Continue reading

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Claire’s media analysis

Clifford J. Levy and Ellen Berry’s New York Times article discusses the identification of one of the suicide bombers that killed dozens in Moscow’s subway system last Monday. The story relates to the dramatic series of recent bombings in Moscow … Continue reading

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