Journalists to Discuss Living and Reporting
In "the New
Posted September 19, 2001
HOLLAND -- Media planner Ryan Kreider and
journalist Esther M.K.D. Verhalle will discuss "Living,
Working, Reporting in the New Russia" on Friday, Sept. 28,
at 4 p.m. at Hope College in the Maas Center conference
The public is invited. Admission is free.
Kreider has been a project associate with the
Media Viability Fund in Moscow since 1998. The fund is a
joint project of the Media Development Loan Fund and the
Eurasia Foundation, and supports independent media in the
Russian and Ukrainian regions through low-interest loans and
He has been in Russia since 1995, previously
working with Monsanto Europe S.A. in Moscow, with
Serendipity Consulting at the American Home in Vladimir and
as an English language teacher in Krasnodar. He graduated
from Hope in 1994 with a history major, and did additional
study in the Russian language, international relations and
history at Beloit College in Wisconsin.
Verhalle has been with the Moscow Bureau for Dutch
Public Television, Radio and Newspaper since 1997. She is
producer for "NOS-Journaal," a nationally televised daily
news program and for "NOVA," a nationally televised current
affairs program broadcast six times weekly. She is also a
correspondent for the current affairs television program
"Twee Vandaag," for "VRT" on Belgian (Flemish) public radio
and for the Dutch national newspaper "Algemeen Dagblad."
She was also with the bureau in 1995. In 1996 she
was served as a producer in the Netherlands for project with
the Russian television station NTV.
Her career experiences also include working with
the Moscovia Consultancy Amsterdam and Moscow. She holds a
master's in Russian studies from the University of
Amsterdam, and has also studied at the Media Academy in
Hilversum, The Netherlands.
The talk is being presented through the college's
History Colloquium Series, and is sponsored by Hope's
department of history, chapter of the Phi Alpha Theta
history honorary society, and department of economics and
business administration. The Maas Center is located on
Columbia Avenue at 11th Street.