Faculty

Michael Kahn

Michael Kahn

Michael Kahn is the lead trainer of this course — has nearly 20 years experience working for Reuters in Washington DC, San Francisco, London and Prague. He started out on the economic desk in Washington helping to cover the U.S.…

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Jeremy Druker

Jeremy Druker is the Executive Director and Editor in Chief, of Transitions, a media development organization that he co-founded in 1999 and CEO/Founder, of Press Start a crowdfunding platform designed specifically to support journalists where the press cannot report freely.…

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Mark D. Harmon

Mark D. Harmon is the College of Communication & Information School of Journalism & Electronic Media Professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He teaches courses in news writing, news reporting, introduction to journalism and electronic media, communication theory, and…

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Adam Pemble

Adam Pemble has over 20 years of experience as a television news professional in duties as varied as: reporter, newscast director, video editor, producer, assignment editor, satellite truck engineer, and field production coordinator. Most of those over two decades of…

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Wojtek Grojec

Wojtek Grojec

Wojtek Grojec is the digital editor for RFE/RL’s Central Newsroom, where he leads the graphics and social media team since its creation in 2015. He’s a visual journalist, responsible for exploring new ways of storytelling, weaving together code, design, and…

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Raphael Minder

Raphael Minder has been based in Madrid as the Spain and Portugal correspondent for The New York Times since April 2010. He has written extensively on the impact of the financial crisis on Spain and Portugal and the resulting political…

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Silvie Lauder

Silvie Lauder is an award-winning Czech journalist. She studied journalism at the Faculty of Social Sciences at Charles University in Prague. However, her real education came in 2004 when she started working at Respekt, a weekly magazine published in Prague. Before moving to Respekt,…

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Jan Rybář

Jan Rybář

Jan Rybář is a journalist, photographer, and a communications trainer/consultant. Currently he is director of the creative agency Amaze.cz, which provides photography courses and a variety of tailored training activities and consultations in many “creative” areas – photography, creative writing, travel…

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Golnaz Esfandiari

Golnaz Esfandiari

Golnaz Esfandiari is a senior correspondent in RFE/RL’s Central Newsroom and editor of the award-winning Persian Letters blog. She was previously chief editor of RFE/RL‘s Persian Service, Radio Farda. Her reporting and analysis on Iran have been cited by The…

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Tolkun Umaraliev

Tolkun Umaraliev, Managing Editor at Current Time digital. Tolkun started working at RFE/RL in 2010 as a digital editor for the Uzbek service. He joined Current Time’s digital unit at its inception in 2015. He played a key role in promoting Current…

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Kateřina Šantúrová

Kateřina Šantúrová (Zachovalová) had been a journalist based in Prague for nearly two decades. She covered Czech and Slovak news for the English-language service of Deutsche-Presse Agentur (dpa) and was Time Magazine’s stringer in the Czech Republic. She wrote for Eastern Approaches,…

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