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The Writing Life: The Past Never Leaves You, Or Does It?

Pranay Gupte | Posted 09.05.2016 | Media
Pranay Gupte

I have often said that my worst professional mistake was leaving the clangorous world of daily newspapers for magazines and book writing. Of course, that was back in 1985, a very different time for the media, and for the world.

The Writing Life: Chasing Ambulances, Dodging Bullets

Pranay Gupte | Posted 07.18.2016 | Media
Pranay Gupte

The best years of my professional life in the world of words were spent in newspaper journalism. I was fortunate to be hired by the New York Times whi...

Syrian Refugees and the Battle Over the Shining Beacon

Michael Zucker | Posted 12.07.2015 | Politics
Michael Zucker

These days the lamp beside the golden door is flickering, uniformly doused by the band of Republican presidential wannabes, their wildly applauding supporters at speeches and rallies, their cheerleaders on Fox News, and scattered Democrats, all of whom reject welcoming the wretched refuse of the teeming Syrian shore.

Remembering Bob Simon

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 04.14.2015 | Media
Joe Peyronnin

Simon collected 27 Emmy Awards and four Peabody Awards over nearly 50 years of brilliant journalism. It is shocking that, after covering war zones from Vietnam to the Middle East, and violent uprisings from Northern Ireland to Tiananmen Square, his life ended in the back seat of a town car on New York City's West Side Highway.

Scooping International News While Empowering Women: Global Press Institute

Suzanne Skees | Posted 01.02.2015 | Impact
Suzanne Skees

Once upon a time, a young American woman landed her dream job -- and then gave it to someone else. Nine years later, she's creating a sustainable new model for international journalism that provides jobs and empowers women all over the world.

On Being a Foreign Correspondent

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 09.04.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Rachele Kanigel's "10 Tips for Training the Next Generation of Foreign Correspondents" immediately drew my attention but her headline didn't quite mat...

Demonstrators Overthrow Al Jazeera

MP Nunan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
MP Nunan

(Doha, Qatar) - In the latest twist to the wave of protests spreading across the Middle East, demonstrators have overthrown the Al Jazeera television ...

For Reporter, No Doubt: 'I'd Use The Rifle If I Had To'

McClatchy | Jonathan S. Landay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

GANJGAL, Afghanistan -- Getting separated from the others may have been a blessing in disguise. As I lay in the dirt and rocks, the sharp needles o...