Tuesday, October 18, 2011
The Big Show
The message rang true with my Russian colleagues. I could tell that the American way of doing things is beginning to infiltrate their lives. They see that the practices being introduced in American news, MMJ's and the like will one day come to their country. These professionals want to know how to adapt and survive.
It was a long day. I spent about six hours talking and answering questions. It's a draining experience. It makes me appreciate the hard work American teachers put in every day dealing with a bunch of crazy kids. I don't know how they find the energy to do it.
I ended my day holding forth with a Russian Facebook friend of mine, Anastasia Tulchinskaya and two of her work colleagues from Channel 5. It was a more intimate version of the seminar that I had conducted earlier in the day. I can't help but admire the honest desire on the part of Russian journalists to learn all they can about the news business.