Featured journalist: Van Meguerditchian
Today's spotlighted journalist has a name you won't soon forget. Van Meguerditchian is a producer for The Debate, a live, topical debate program on France 24. Previously a reporter for The Daily Star, Lebanon's leading English-language newspaper, Meguerditchian is a politics and history junkie whose headlines frequently draw from these twin passions. In his opinion, being a journalist entails being "Fearless. Annoying. Restless. Critical." As for aspiring journos, he advises, "Avoid writing about a story just because it is trendy. If it is that important, critique it, raise questions. Stop bandwagoning." Check out his Muck Rack portfolio for some of his highlighted work, starting with the recent offering "Frangieh's road to the Baabda Palace."