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David Lepeska

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Somewhere in Exile
Freelance Journalist — Freelance
Covers:  islam, literature, urbanism, arts, urban planning, urban sustainability, media, film, civic tech, democracy building, innovation, food and drink, design, istanbul

Islam, Turkey, terror & Middle East, refugees, cities, media & tech; @nytimes @citylab @theatlantic @guardian @foreignpolicy @ahval_en...whoever's got $

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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...

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@dlepeska — 10,399 followers, 31,743 tweets

Nov 18, 2017

The new AKP line is that Erdogan is not undoing Ataturk, as his opponents claim, but rather re-doing Ataturk by making Turkey independent again: nice @AkyolinEnglish https://t.co/FGi4m9DfPz

Nov 18, 2017

@LaxParsimony sorry, you're not going to convince me. i'm quite sure tayyip's been playing this up for years, mainly cuz it works. we disagree. it's ok.

Nov 18, 2017

@LaxParsimony the actual protests? the anti-Erdogan folks within Turkey? no, he doesn't. that's a political stance, and a smart one.

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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

Awards

Commonwealth Press Words & Images Award

2007 - 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.