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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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Signs of Success

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Participants share their achievements one year after 2009 U.S. Leadership Institute by Marlena Chertock 2009 U.S. Leadership Institute participant Melodie Warner. Photo by IWMF. A year ago, participants in the International Women’s Media Foundation’s sixth annual U.S. Leadership Institute for Women Journalists left Chicago after spending three days deeply immersed in learning how to become […]

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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 […]