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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 — 10,549 followers, 31,649 tweets

Of course. When Obama's president the shutdown is his fault. When Trump's president the shutdown is the other party's fault.  https://www.facebook.com/HistoryBites/videos/1871210979806281/   https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/955428815777533952 
“They are two peas in a pod who see the need for unusual action in unusual times,” @thegulfblog on Saudi and Emirati leaders, in a sharp piece on the existential crisis facing our former home, tiny, bold Qatar  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/22/world/middleeast/qatar-saudi-emir-boycott.html 
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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.