Seven choices of Lech Walesa

July 29, 2008 by · 2 Comments 

Despite of harsh relations between Poland’s Gazeta Wyborcza and Lech Walesa, the newspaper defended Mr. Walesa against recent accusations of his collaboration with the Communist secret service.
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Where are you, father?

July 28, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Cartoon on fatherhood (in Polish)Poland’s Gazeta Wyborcza started a serious debate about the absence of the father, his disappearance from family life, his atrophying ties with his own children. It started with a poll.
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Letter to the Father

July 28, 2008 by · 1 Comment 

Writing letters to fathers served as a national therapy for Poles. What a burden people bear, as they write to the newspaper: ”Thank you for the oppportunity to make a confession”?
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One Laptop per Child

July 27, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

The founder of the MIT Media Lab, Nicholas Negroponte pushed the edge of the information revolution as an inventor, thinker and angel investor. Now he’s the driving force behind One Laptop per Child initiative.

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Greatest money pit in magazine history

July 27, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

How David Remnick has reinvigorated the New Yorker? “There was no one thing, just a matter of paying attention to expenses, focusing on building real circulation instead of giving away copies, subtracting some writers, adding others.”
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The art of collecting stories

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Artist and computer scientist Jonathan Harris makes online art that captures the world’s expression – and gives us a glimpse of the soul of the Internet.

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Grand designs must have stories to back them up

July 25, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

“Why are newspapers losing circulation? The answer to his question is of course content,” says Harold Evans, a newspaper design innovator and former editor of The Sunday Times (of London).
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Promoting “Humane Dying” on billboards, in print and online

July 25, 2008 by · 1 Comment 

When you run a social campaign like this, you need to focus on the issue and not on the newspaper itself. This is the only way to make a difference. To change the world for better. Read more

Public debate on death

July 25, 2008 by · 2 Comments 

During the first months of Gazeta Wyborcza’s campaign “Humane Dying” we got thousands of letters and e-mails. Dedicated editors responded to almost all of them. Read more

How to write about dying?

July 25, 2008 by · 2 Comments 

Ilona Miller, the first volunteer in our campaign. She died just before the launch. On the photo: Ilona with her daughterIt is probably the most difficult topic. Not only for journalists, it is hard for everybody. It is a public taboo. So starting a public debate about dying is a necessity.
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