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Sergei Yakupov, CEO and founder of the Russian web magazine MediaMedia, asked me 10 questions for his 10 FAQts feature.

You can see the exchange in Russian at the link above, but the Google translation isn’t perfect. So I’ll post his English questions and my responses here.

1. How did you start your career in media? What was the initial point?

I was a newspaper carrier in the 1960s for the Columbus Citizen-Journal. But my first job as a journalist was as a sports writer for the Evening Sentinel in Shenandoah, Iowa, in 1971, when I was in high school. I covered sports at small high schools in that rural area, and I immediately loved reporting, writing and interacting with the community.

2. If not in journalism, i would be in… (more…)

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