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Lara Setrakian

Dubai/Middle East
As seen in:  ABC News

Foreign Correspondent. Fellow at Columbia University's @TowCenter for Digital Journalism. WEF YGL. Co-Founder of @SyriaDeeply and @EbolaDeeply.

Why Journalists Need to Think More Like MBAs

towcenter.org — Last semester, the Single-Subject News Project interviewed and amassed data from 20 single-subject publishers from single-subject news websites originating from different fields. This culminated in the Single-Subject News Conference in November 2013 and our preliminary report, " Seeking the Single-Subject News Model ".

Why Are Journalists Going it Alone?

towcenter.org — The purpose of this study was to uncover how single-subject websites are filling gaps in coverage within the mainstream press. The study population consisted of journalists, professionals, industry experts, teachers, and passionate citizens alike, from different fields of expertise. To determine motivated founders to start their own site, we asked each participant to tell us their genesis story.

Week in Review: Syria’s War Crosses Borders, Geneva in the Air

beta.syriadeeply.org — This week the conflict in Syria lit up the map of the Middle East, sparking sectarian violence in neighboring Lebanon and Iraq. In a simple explanation, Syria's war has inflamed tensions between Sunnis and Shiites, which literally exploded into bombings in Beirut and deadly clashes in Iraq's Anbar province.

Week in Review: Air Raids Could Unravel Peace Talks, Chemical Disarmament Delay

beta.syriadeeply.org — Syrian government air raids continued to pound Aleppo over the past week, killing more than 500 people, according to human rights groups. One journalist in Aleppo called it the city's bloodiest week since the start of the civil war. The raids also threaten to unravel Geneva II peace talks scheduled for Jan.

Reveling in the Single-Subject Model: The Future of Journalism, Unbundled

towcenter.org — "Part of what a free press means is that everyone is free to become the press," said speaker Jay Rosen of New York University. Over the course of the weekend, this thought reverberated through the crowd, touching a sensitive chord amongst our participants, panelists as well as audience members.

Syria: The Executive Summary, 10/22

beta.syriadeeply.org — To give you an overview of the latest news, we've organized the latest Syrian developments in a curated summary. In Syria, Doctors Risk Life and Juggle Ethics. The New York Times' Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Anne Barnard report on what they call an especially dangerous conflict for medical professionals.

Week in Review: Date for Peace Talks, Eyes on the Opposition

beta.syriadeeply.org — The long-awaited peace talks on Syria, known as Geneva II, now have a date: November 23, according to the head of the Arab League. The U.S., the U.N., and Russia won't yet confirm it - they're still working out complicated details like who will attend, which voices can credibly represent the disjointed set of players fighting against the Assad regime.

Syria: The Executive Summary, 10/14

beta.syriadeeply.org — To give you an overview of the latest news, we've organized the latest Syrian developments in a curated summary. Brahimi Pushes for Geneva II, Kerry Calls for Political Transition. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and the U.N.-Arab League envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi are pushing for a firm date on Geneva II, the Syrian peace talks world leaders hope to convene by mid-November.

Syria: The Executive Summary, 10/09

beta.syriadeeply.org — To give you an overview of the latest news, we've organized the latest Syrian developments in a curated summary. Mourning Assad's Soldiers. Anne Barnard of the New York Times has a terrific dispatch from an Assad soldier's funeral in the town of Daqaqa, in Syria's coastal foothills.

Syria: The Executive Summary, 10.02

beta.syriadeeply.org — To give you an overview of the latest news, we've organized the latest Syrian developments in a bullet-point summary. Alawites Reportedly Massacred in Assad's Homeland. On the ground in Assad's provincial homeland of Latakia, t he Guardian's Jonathan Steele reports on a massacre of Alawites, members of Bashar al-Assad's religious sect and his key support base.
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