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Our ongoing selection of journalism and media news.

  • 26 December 2012 | {CATEGORY}

    How a Romanian Bride Started an Online Forum That Became a Successful Magazine

    Seeing a hole in the Romanian-language internet, Luiza Cherpec started a forum for brides-to-be to share information and tips with each other. Just two years after she launched, a major international publisher gave her a call. Now Miresici is not only a booming forum, but a glossy magazine as well. A look at how a digital start-up gave birth to the successful printed product, a major role reversal
  • 30 July 2012 | {CATEGORY}

    Getting Beyond Google Search

    At the rate Google rolls out new products, it's all a journalist can do to keep up. Especially if it's been a while since you've clicked beyond Google's basic search page, 10 minutes with this tipsheet from a recent Google Media Academy class in Bucharest will help you make the most of some of the company's most helpful information gathering tools.
  • 22 May 2012 | {CATEGORY}

    A code of conduct in covering minorities

    Despite the existence of deontological codes and institutions responsible for sanctioning discriminatory remarks, offensive headlines against the Roma minority are not exceptional in the Romanian media. Journalist George Lăcătuş and the Centre for Independent Journalism in Romania have elaborated a code of conduct for a responsible coverage of minorities, which they hope will lead to a more objective reporting on the Roma minority.
  • 8 February 2012 | {CATEGORY}

    Our Letter, a magazine for the blind in Romania

    The monthly magazine Our Letter is the only Romanian publication in Braille for visually impaired people. Editor-in-chief Mihai Dima explains why no modern software can truly replace the Braille code and what mainstream journalism can learn from the magazine and its reporting focus and qualities.
  • 24 October 2011 | {CATEGORY}

    Covering the EU – what’s in it for Romanians?

    “This is what the European Union imposes on us.” The statement, often used by Romanian politicians to justify decisions related to national policy, reflects the comfortable and shallow coverage given to EU affairs in Romanian media. It reveals a strange relationship between politicians and journalists, which seemingly allows politicians to take advantage of the tacit complicity of journalists' ignorance in EU affairs to deliver any message about the EU.
  • 16 June 2011 | {CATEGORY}

    Earthquake in Japan, protests in Egypt, war in Libya? Too far away from me…

    Romanian media outlets usually do not cover foreign policy. As cynical as it might sound, there is a prevailing general presumption in the media that events happening in other parts of the world are not worth covering – because they are too far removed from daily reality in Romania.