From Democracy to Dictatorship: How to Cover Conflict and Crisis

  • March 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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A Master Class with Mikhail Zygar
Co-sponsored by the Journalism Protection Initiative and the International Reporting Concentration

Russian journalist Mikhail Zygar began his career as a war correspondent, later founded the independent new outlet TV Rain to challenge the Kremlin narrative, and today is a bestselling author chronicling President Vladmir Putin’s imperial regime. Through it all, he has witnessed Russia’s transition from a flawed democracy to an authoritarian state. In a four-part Master Class, featuring some of the top journalists covering Russia today, Mikhail will share his experience with the Newmark J-School community.

The Master Class is limited to 25 participants and is open to Newmark J-School students and outside guests. Zygar is the Newmark J-School’s inaugural Press Freedom Fellow.

On March 13, Zygar will be in conversation with Simon Shuster, Time magazine’s longtime correspondent in Russia and Ukraine. They’ll discuss reporting during times of crisis and war, and Shuster’s new book, “The Showman,” about Volodymyr Zelensky’s rise to leadership. Distinguished Professor Masha Gessen (Newmark J-School) will attend and participate in the discussion. 


March 13
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Room 442
219 West 40th Street
New York, NY 10018 United States
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From Democracy to Dictatorship Series - March 13

A Master Class with Mikhail Zygar: Featuring Simon Shuster and Masha Gessen

Date: March 13
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Location: Room 442
Address: 219 W 40th St, New York, NY 10018

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