Consulting faculty

Several Prague-based journalists have served as consulting faculty for the program, coaching story ideas with the students.

2016 coaches:

the-knowledge-expats-podcast-1.pjpegRob Cameron is the BBC’s correspondent in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, covering politics, human interest stories, arts and other issues for BBC Radio, BBC TV and BBC Online. Cameron moved to Prague in 1993, joining Radio Prague in 1999, to which he remains a regular contributor. Cameron began reporting for the BBC in 2001, and became the BBC’s Czech and Slovak correspondent in 2004. He has also reported for the BBC from Albania, Poland, Russia and the United States. Cameron is a member of the faculty at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute.

druker_jeremyxJeremy Druker is the executive director and editor in chief of Transitions Online, which he co-founded in 1999. Jeremy has authored chapters on the Czech Republic in three Freedom House Nations in Transit books. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College and a master’s in international affairs from Columbia University, where he also earned a certificate in Central and Eastern European studies. He has served a member of the board of the Fulbright Commission in the Czech Republic and the faculty at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute.

ed5e36434a3744f063b0d5c693199f0bKy Krauthamer is a senior editor at Transitions Online. He came to TOL in 2002, taking over the editorship of Central Europe Review when that online cultural journal was incorporated into the Transitions site family. His fields of interest include the arts and minority affairs. He previously worked at the English-language Prague Post and as a freelance journalist, travel guide writer and translator.

Nada2Nad’a Strakova, a freelance journalist based in Prague, has worked for BBC Czech Service and coordinated International Film Festival One World. She has reported from Yemen and the Philippines and written and edited sites iDNES and Aktuálně.cz. She now heads Internet projects for Respekt weekly magazine.

Additional 2015 coach:

jacyJacy Meyer is a freelance journalist living in Prague. Since moving to Prague in 2004, she has contributed to a number of international and local publications, including The New York Times, International Herald Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, Business New Europe, JetAway, The Prague Post, Czech Position,, The New Presence and Prague Monitor Magazine. She is the editor of Prague In Your Pocket and has worked with three publishers on guidebooks to Prague and the Czech Republic: Time Out, Fodor’s and Rough Guides. Other experience includes writing the Insider’s Guide to Prague for Australian website Ninemsn as well as the Prague hotel reviews for EuroCheapo.

Additional 2014 coach:

kenethy_brian004_bwBrian Kenety is a lecturer in journalism at the University of New York in Prague. A U.S. journalist based since 1995 in Europe, he’s worked for three newswires – Interfax as bureau chief, Inter Press Service as European Union correspondent and the Czech Press Agency as a reporter – and various publications, such as Sofia Echo and Central European Business Weekly. Before moving to Europe, he worked in the United Nations bureau of the Asahi Shimbum, the Charlie Rose Show and the ABC news affiliate WJLA-TV in Washington, D.C.

Additional 2013 coach:

ajiri-denise-hassanzade-webDenise Adjiri is a web writer for Radio Free Europe’s Iran service, Radio Farda, based in Prague. She writes daily news articles for Iranians on topics not covered by the country’s domestic press. She also produces a weekly podcast on foreign cultural issues ranging from music and cinema to literature. She is a 2012 MJ Bear Fellow, a program of the online News Association that celebrates young digital journalists who have demonstrated — through professional experimentation, research or other projects — that they deserve support for their efforts and vision.