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Gathering audio from across the ocean blue

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For my internship with Marketplace, one of my hats is audio technician/engineer. I’m discovering every day the many ways stations are and can be connected to each other across the country and the world. Part of my job is to set up audio connections and make audio test calls. As a radio show, we want […]

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Syncing with Marketplace

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I just finished my second week in the Marketplace D.C. Bureau, a small and welcoming place. I’m enjoying getting back into radio after reporting for newspapers for the past few years. Here’s what I’ve been up to. Some pats on the back I realized that Marketplace Tech was featuring a series on how technology has changed […]

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Learning from Education Week Teacher

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Last week I wrapped up my five-month stint at Education Week Teacher and reflected on the projects I’ve produced and what I’ve gained from the experience. Web production Working with Bricolage has allowed me to see the variety of CMS capabilities. Some older systems, like Bric, can be more limiting to news organizations in the age of […]

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Interviewing Across the Globe

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A talk with an Indian journalist by Marlena Chertock “Challenges come, face them as they come; that’s the way it is.” Shaili Chopra is a correspondent for ET Now (Economic Times), a business channel in India. She reports on business stories, corporate behavior, political policy and economics. Q: What is the state of press freedom […]

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Eat and be merry, according to this traveling food truck

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by Marlena Chertock I love trying new food.  Middle Eastern, Mexican, El Salvadorean, Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, Japanese, Greek, Indian, and other types.  The new tastes, aromas, atmospheres, cultures—it all appeals to me. Photo from the Speak Foodish blog. Last Tuesday at my internship with the IWMF in D.C. I was getting ready for lunch.  I remembered the other week a bunch […]

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Cultivating Leadership, Honoring Courage, Pioneering Change

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A DC non-profit pushes the status of women in the media by Marlena Chertock This summer I’m interning with the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) in Washington, DC. The IWMF was founded in 1990 in order to honor women in the media and support the freedom of the press.  An international conference in Washington, D.C., News in […]