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Generation Putin, Ten Years Later
Mar23

Generation Putin, Ten Years Later

  This week Jessica Partnow offers a look at the state of youth activism in Russia from 2012 to today. She revisits her reporting from Ukraine and Russia and speaks with the people in those stories against the backdrop of the war in Ukraine. First, she shares the story of re-connecting with her childhood pen pal Sasha, a Ukrainian boy who witnessed the fall of the Soviet Union and is now fighting to protect his country from the...

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You’re invited!
Jul13

You’re invited!

Making Contact celebrates a new beginning. We invite you to celebrate with us! In June, we welcomed the third Executive Director in the organization’s 26 year history, Sonya Green. Her appointment is exciting for a few reasons. To start, we think Sonya’s great. You can judge for yourself at the soiree. However, we think you will agree. Additionally, her appointment adds to the list of great women leaders of the...

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A Journalist Reckons with Truth and Objectivity
Jul10

A Journalist Reckons with Truth and Objectivity

Lewis Wallace Lewis Wallace was a reporter at Marketplace. You may have heard his voice on the Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio. That was until he publicly questioned the role of objectivity in a Medium post. “We need to let go of idea that objectivity is dying. A more useful framework is that objectivity is a mythology that we’re urgently debunking to figure out what can stand in its place. That doesn’t lessen our...

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A Journalist Reckons with Truth and Objectivity
Apr03

A Journalist Reckons with Truth and Objectivity

Lewis Wallace Lewis Wallace was a reporter at Marketplace. You may have heard his voice on the Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio. That was until he publicly questioned the role of objectivity in a Medium post: “We need to let go of idea that objectivity is dying. A more useful framework is that objectivity is a mythology that we’re urgently debunking to figure out what can stand in its place. That...

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States of Censorship: Journalism Under Attack
Apr28

States of Censorship: Journalism Under Attack

Imprisonment, oppressive laws, and harassment of journalists – these are just a few means of censorship around the world. The use of these repressive tactics threaten freedom of expression and the public’s right to information. On this edition, we hear from journalists in Ecuador and Mexico, and learn about the most censored countries from the Committee to Protect Journalists. Featuring: William Morocho, Page Designer with...

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