From the shores of the Bospore, writing on Turkey & region, cities, media + culture; for Atlantic, Guardian, National, AlJazeera, etc; editor for IFC/World Bank
David Lepeska's Biography
Award-winning journalist and multi-media reporter, have published print, photo, video and radio stories from around the world for outlets as diverse as the NY Times, The Economist, Financial Times, The Guardian, Columbia Journalism Review, Christian Science Monitor, Atlantic Cities, Next American City, Chicago magazine, New York Post, and others.
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Istanbul's gentrification by force leaves locals overwhelmed and angry
Turkey's long game: how 12 years of AKP rule has eroded the secular state | The National
Turkey's 'dark village' no longer safe for Jews
Whistleblower in Istanbul fired from urban planning job, but not before being forced to count cat...
Istanbul: An Unlikely Refuge for Exiled Journalists
Karakoy: the hippest district of Istanbul, Turkey | The National
Top Annual story in CPQ
The Commonwealth Press Union's Words & Images Award went annually to the best reported story in its now-defunct publication, Commonwealth Press Quarterly.
What was your first job as a journalist?
First paid position? Senior reporter for the Kashmir Observer, in Srinagar, Kashmir, India.
Have you ever used a typewriter?
For work? No. For fun/nostalgia? Yep.
How is social media changing news?
Almost impossible to answer right now, but we're in the early stages of an enormous shift in how people gather, disseminate and share news