The Russia Guy
The Russia Guy
May 17, 2018
E43: David Filipov
Play • 49 min
On this episode of The Russia Guy, Kevin’s guest is David Filipov, a journalist who’s reported from Moscow, Chechnya, Iraq, Afghanistan, and New England. David spent years with The Boston Globe, where he contributed to the newsroom that won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting for covering the Boston Marathon bombing. He also won the 2014 Edward R. Murrow Award for Continuing Coverage as part of a team of Globe videographers, he was awarded the 2003 James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism for his contribution to a series on deaths from preventable diseases, and he won the Overseas Press Club Hal Boyle Award for his reporting in 1999 from Chechnya. David has also reported for The Moscow Times and The Washington Post, for which he was Moscow bureau chief until very recently. So what are you going to learn about in this episode? David described what it was like to visit Moscow in the 1980s and work there as a journalist in the 1990s, as Communism fell. He recalled the enormous hopefulness of the immediate post-Soviet period, and the hard fall that followed. He talked about becoming a war correspondent and the lives journalists lead when taking on this kind of work. And he described the nature of reporting on Russia in Moscow today, where Americans have renewed but narrowed interests, and Russians have soured on the prospects of engaging the wider Western world.Follow David at Twitter at @DavidFilipov. you enjoy this podcast, consider pledging a little dough to help with sound recording, editing, and hosting

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