Reporting from the Bridge

Reporting from the Bridge

by Aydogan Vatandas


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In this series of essays with leading figures in the journalism and publishing fields, Aydogan Vatandas brings his unique investigative approach and perspective as a journalistic bridge-builder to explore the evolution of the media and the role it plays in global understanding as he seeks that middle meeting field of differing cultures and approaches. His interviews shed light on the various ways the US press has reported such topics as the leadership role of Turkey in the Middle East, the death of Osama bin Laden, the role of Hamas, the role of social media in the Arab Spring, Islamophobia, Wikileaks, the role of propaganda in the press, citizen journalism, opinion crafting by both sides, and the intimate relationship between politics and media in the United States.

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ISBN-13: 9781935295167
Publisher: Blue Dome Press
Publication date: 10/16/2012
Pages: 146
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

Aydogan Vatandas is an investigative journalist from Turkey based in New York. He is the author of eleven books, many of which have been bestsellers in Turkey. He is currently the media representative of Turkish Cihan News Agency in New York

Table of Contents

Foreword Katharine Branning vii

Introduction Paul Moses ix

Preface Aydogan Vatandas xi

Turkey's emergence is not only important but it's a big story as well: Interview with Robert Thomson, Editor-in-Chief of The Wall Street Journal 1

Captive in Libya: "I thought we might be shot in the head!": Interview with Anthony Shadid, The New York Times 9

Turkey is one of the most critical relationships for the US: Interview with Dr. Joshua W. Walker, University of Richmond 19

US can learn many things from Turkey in the Middle East: Interview with Tony Karon, Senior Editor of Time Magazine 27

Americans don't trust the press!: Interview with Professor Carol Wilder, The New School, NY 33

New media versus old media: The role of the New Media is overstated: Interview with Professor Sean Jacobs, The New School, NY 39

Go digital, this is the future: Interview with Charles Warner, veteran media expert 45

The future of print media is at stake: Interview with David Rocks, Editor of Global News at Business Week 55

Understanding American Islam in US media: Interview with Paul Barrett, author of American Islam 63

Muslims and Christians can learn from The Saint and the Sultan: Interview with Paul Moses, Pulitzer Award winner journalist 69

Maintaining balance in turbulent times: Interview with Greg Winter, Editor of The Foreign Desk at The New York Times 77

Turks and Armenians should try to understand each other: Interview with Pamela Steiner, the great-granddaughter of Ambassador Morgenthau 87

The only way to combat bias is to be more proactive: Interview with Nida Khan, Muslim-American journalist 93

I believe that the Holy God speaks to us in the Qur'an: Interview with Professor Walter Wagner, Moravian College and Theological Seminary 99

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