A delegation of business reporters from the Middle East came by WBEZ today to hear more about Changing Gears. Over coffee and crumb cake, we chatted about Changing Gears, business journalism and international reporting. We also spent some time talking about the Recession and its causes – and the role of the media in all of that. They also asked a great question none of us knew the answer to: what does the BEZ in WBEZ stand for? I’m still trying to find the answer to that one.
In the picture below, in the middle, there’s me, Worldview producer Alexandra Solomon and WBEZ’s South Side Bureau reporter Natalie Moore, who just came back from a reporting trip from Libya, as well as the journalists, who were sponsored by WorldChicago and the U.S. State Department: Sabry Nageh Faiek Andrawes, a journalist from Alm Almal Newspaper in Egypt; Nour Eddin Mahmoud Ghazal, a radio producer at Hayat FM Radio in Jordan; Faisal H R Al-Shammary, a senior economic journalist at Annahar Newspaper in Kuwait; Ali Saleh Al Ajmi, editor at Al Roya Newspaper in Oman; Ali Ali Ahmed Alfakih, the Editor-in-Chief of al-Masdar Newspaper and its website, and Mustafa Nasr Ali Alhiagem, the Economic News Editor with Saba Agency, both from Yemen.
Thanks for coming by!