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

Free Jason, Free Iran

foreignpolicy.com — My friend, Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, spent his career trying to overcome the mutual distrust between the United States and Iran. It's time for Tehran to free him from his jail cell in Evin Prison, and begin the hard work of engaging with the West.
May 29, 2015

RT @ForeignPolicy: It’s time for Tehran to free Jason Rezaian and begin the hard work of engaging with the West. atfp.co/1Jd6liz pic.twitter.com/IG5Zta12O8

May 31, 2015

Our friend @jrezaian spent career trying to overcome mutual distrust between US & #Iran. @Lara on need to #freejason. foreignpolicy.com/2015/05/29/fre…

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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 ".
Mar 04, 2014

RT @TowCenter: Tow fellows @Lara and @nolan_kristin write about why journalists need to think more like MBAs towcenter.org/blog/why-journ…

Mar 04, 2014

RT @nolan_kristin: Check out our most recent article @TowCenter Why Journalists need to think more like MBAs @hypertopical @Lara http://t.c…

May 10, 2014

My @KelloggSchool classes have given me great perspective. via @kimfox Why Journalists Should Think More Like MBAs towcenter.org/blog/why-journ…

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.
Jan 24, 2014

RT @TowCenter: What motivates founders to set up their own single-subject news site? Here's a post by @Lara and @nolan_kristin http://t.co/…

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.
Jan 05, 2014

RT @SyriaDeeply: What we’re seeing now is a transnational, cross-border confrontation with #Syria as its epicenter: bit.ly/1i8ykB3

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.
Dec 29, 2013

Air Raids Could Unravel Peace Talks, Chemical Disarmament Delay beta.syriadeeply.org/2013/12/week-r…

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.
Nov 21, 2013

"it is clear that journalists may need the single-subject platform as much as it needs them" bit.ly/1jpqGkC

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.
Oct 21, 2013

RT @SyriaDeeply: Our #Syria Week in Review: Date for Peace Talks, Eyes on the Opposition bit.ly/1a29FgI

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.
Oct 15, 2013

RT @SyriaDeeply: #Syria: The Executive Summary:Brahimi Pushes for Geneva II, OPCW Pleads for Cease-fires & Red Cross Workers Kidnapped http…

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.
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