Tribute Video to Paul Klebnikov (in Russian) by Forbes Russia
2019: Maria Zholobova, a journalist working with the Russian independent media outlet Proekt (The Project), was in residence at the Harriman Institute in April and May. Ms. Zholobova served as a news editor at the Russian business daily Kommersant before joining RosBusinessConsulting (RBC), one of Russia’s largest media holdings, in 2014. She left RBC in 2016 to work at the independent Russian television channel Dozhd (TV Rain) where she wrote and hosted her own program “Fake News” and contributed to several investigative news pieces. She moved to Proekt in 2018. Ms. Zholobova holds a master’s degree from the Institute of Journalism and Creative Writing in Moscow.
2018: Ms. Kostyuchenko is a Special Correspondent with Novaya Gazeta in Russia, and was in residence at the Harriman Institute in March and April of 2018. Ms. Kostyuchenko has reported extensively about conflicts, protests, and LGBT rights. In addition to her work at Novaya Gazeta, she has been a lecturer on journalism ethics at International University in Moscow and served as correspondent and editor at the newspaper Severny Krai. Ms. Kostyuchenko studied journalism at Moscow State University from 2004-2010.
2017: Irina Malkova is Editor-in-Chief of the The Bell, a new media project in Russia. Previously, she was Editor-in-Chief of the online Russian magazine Republic. Ms. Malkova began her professional career at Vedomosti, a preeminent business daily in
Moscow. She worked there first in the areas of marketing and distribution and then as one of the paper’s leading reporters on the oil and gas sector. After five years with Vedomosti, she was offered a position at Forbes Russia as an editor. She later served as Deputy Editor-in-Chief and head of the business reporting unit at RosBusinessConsulting (RBC), one of the largest media holdings in Russia. While at RBC, she also authored several investigative journalism pieces.
2016: Pavel Kanygin began his professional career at the Moscow daily Moskovskyi Komsomolets and later joined the Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta as a staff writer. Among other reporting assignments, he has served as his newspaper’s special envoy in Kiev, Crimea, Odessa and Donbas. While at Harriman, Mr. Kanygin analyzed aspects of the U.S. presidential election campaign and participated on a joint Harriman Institute-Columbia Journalism School panel entitled, "Image Crafting and the Role of the Media in Presidential Campaigns in the U.S. and Russia."
2015: Maria Turchenkova
, a freelance photojournalist who has reported extensively from Ukraine and the North Caucasus. Ms. Turchenkova was the fellowship's first photojournalist, and her thought provoking public panel, photo exhibits and multimedia project presented on the Columbia University campus (with much of her work during the fellowship coordinated with Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism), expanded the dimensions of the fellowship in innovative ways. Ms. Turchenkova’s work has appeared in Le Monde
, The New York Times
, Der Spiegel
, The Guardian
, The Times
, La Repubblica
, Novaya Gazeta
and others. In 2013, she was a finalist of Getty Images’ Emerging Talent. In 2014, Turchenkova was selected as “PDN’s [Photo District News] 30: New and Emerging Photographers to Watch.”
2014: Olesya Gerasimenko
, special correspondent at the Russian daily newspaper Kommersant
. During her time in New York, Ms. Gerasimenko focused on a number of projects, including a comparison between Russian and U.S. immigration problems; the investigation and prosecution of hate crimes; and a comparison of the arrests and trials of the May 6, 2012 Boltnaya Square protestors in Russia and those of the Occupy protestors in the United States.
2013: Svetlana Reiter
, a correspondent for the cultural magazine Bolshoi Gorod
, special correspondent for Esquire Russia
and numerous other magazines and online publications. Reiter's publications focus on medical, social, and, most recently, political topics. Click here
to read Reiter's piece in the Harriman Magazine
2012: Oleg Kashin, formerly a special correspondent and blogger for the Russian daily newspaper and media company Kommersant. Kashin is well known for his bold reporting on issues related to Russian politics and business. Kashin's visit included a presentation on the 2012 Russian presidential election and a screening of Putin's Kiss, a documentary which featured Kashin and followed the political youth organization Nashi.
2011: Ekaterina Kronhaus, Bolshoi Gorod. Ms. Kronhaus has extensive experience in both television and print media. She is especially known for her insightful commentaries and empathetic articles addressing pressing social issues.