Oct 16, 2015

A chessboard Middle East: Russia’s pawn is Syria

By Lawrence Pintak, Special to The Seattle Times -- (Oct. 17, 2015) MODERN Syria is dead. Russia’s intervention into the bloody four-year conflict cements that reality. Now U.S. policymakers…

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May 26, 2015

Money, politics, power struggles — Pakistan’s media scandal has it all

By Lawrence Pintak (May 25, 2015) KARACHI, Pakistan — A government raid on the company that is bankrolling Pakistan’s newest media conglomerate has highlighted the corruption and infighting…

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May 24, 2015

Who is killing Pakistan’s educated elite?

By Lawrence Pintak May 23, 2015 KARACHI, Pakistan — “We live in a kingdom of fear, fortified by religious extremism and intolerance,” columnist Ghazi Salahiddin recently wrote in The News on…

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Feb 14, 2015

How Bob Simon, Brian Williams Present a Parable of the Digital Age

(Feb. 13, 2015) It’s not about you; it’s about the story. That’s what we tell TV journalism students. The tragic death of 60 Minutes correspondent Bob Simon reminds us that even in the video…

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Jan 18, 2015

We Are Not All Charlie Hebdo

(Jan. 18, 2015) It was a good week for American journalism. To state the obvious, there is no justification for the brutal attack on the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo by al-Qaida-inspired…

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Apr 26, 2014

Media, Policy, and Conflict in Pakistan

(April 25, 2014) -- Pakistan’s raucous and increasingly lethal media sector is exerting a powerful effect on decision-making in the country, even though journalists themselves are divided on…

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Mar 01, 2014

Russia’s Grab for Ukraine, Georgia

(Tbilisi, Georgia) Feb. 28, 2014 -- IMAGINE if Washington state residents had been barred from the Vancouver Olympics because Canada refused to give us visas. Imagine if we couldn’t get there…

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Nov 11, 2013

J-School Survival Tools

(Nov. 11, 2013) I recently learned that the publisher of a rural daily newspaper in Washington State, an alumnus of our university, was angry at me. I believe, he'd told a colleague, that…

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Aug 27, 2013

Al Jazeera America: Think NPR with pictures (and a little baggage)

(Aug. 26, 2013) Al Jazeera joined the American TV lineup last week with minimal damage to the republic. There was no sign of bin Laden, no call for jihad, and no ranting about the evils of the…

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Jul 02, 2013

Pakistani Journalism: at the crossroads of Muslim identity, national priorities and journalistic culture

Lawrence Pintak and Syed Javed Nazir (July 2013) FOR FULL ARTICLE WITH CHARTS, VISIT SAGE JOURNAL JOURNALISM A loosening of controls on the Pakistani media in recent years has meant the influence…

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Jun 02, 2013

Islam, Identity and Professional Values

(June 2013) Islam is a religion, but it is also a philosophy. An analysis of surveys in the Arab world, Indonesia and Pakistan reveals that the mission and values of journalists in those…

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May 04, 2013

Inside the Indonesian Newsroom: The Good, the Bad and the Hopeful

(May 3, 2013) -- Indonesia remains a nation in flux. So, too, its journalism. Fifteen years after the country’s long-time strongman and president, Suharto, was overthrown and press restrictions…

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