Arab Spring http://kgou.org en World Views: May 30, 2014 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-may-30-2014 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Suzette </span>Grillot<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> talks with Italian citizen and lawyer </span>Katia<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Girotto<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> about the outcome of European parliamentary elections, and how Italians feel about the elections' impact on the future of EU politics and economics.</span></p><p>Rebecca Cruise and Joshua Landis discuss television and social media in Lebanon with <a href="http://www.balamand.edu.lb/main/Pages/default.aspx">University of&nbsp;Balamand</a>&nbsp;journalism department head Ramez Maluf. He says Beirut's position as a major entertainment production hub is controversial among conservatives and Arab intellectuals.</p><p> Fri, 30 May 2014 21:30:00 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Rebecca Cruise, Joshua Landis & Brian Hardzinski 30355 at http://kgou.org World Views: May 30, 2014 The Secret To Improving U.S.-Middle East Relations? More Idol, Dancing With The Stars http://kgou.org/post/secret-improving-us-middle-east-relations-more-idol-dancing-stars <p>Media played a significant role in organizing the protests that spread like wildfire across the Middle East in 2011. But as Islamists put a stake in the ground and solidified their claim to Arab society and culture, Lebanon largely remained insulated from the effects of the Arab Spring.</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 21:25:00 +0000 Brian Hardzinski, Rebecca Cruise & Joshua Landis 30351 at http://kgou.org The Secret To Improving U.S.-Middle East Relations? More Idol, Dancing With The Stars What Makes Tunisia Different? http://kgou.org/post/what-makes-tunisia-different In a rare and historic development in the Arab world this week, an Islamist party stepped down as part of an orderly democratic transfer of power. It happened in Tunisia, the country that sparked the pro-democracy uprising three years ago that became the Arab Spring.<p>Tunisia has seen plenty of strife in the interim, including the assassination of two liberal political leaders. Thu, 30 Jan 2014 20:44:49 +0000 editor 22245 at http://kgou.org What Makes Tunisia Different? NPR’s Kelly McEvers Drafts History, Documents Her Own Story In Syria http://kgou.org/post/npr-s-kelly-mcevers-drafts-history-documents-her-own-story-syria <p><a href="http://www.npr.org/people/131876588/kelly-mcevers" style="line-height: 1.5;">Kelly McEvers</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> spent three years based in Baghdad and Beirut </span><a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/archives/archive.php?thingId=131876588" style="line-height: 1.5;">covering the Middle East</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> for NPR. She started her assignment with instructions not to miss a day in Iraq as the 2011 U.S. troop withdrawal deadline approached.</span></p><p>“Then in late 2010, a guy set himself on fire in Tunisia, and everything changed,” McEvers told KGOU’s <em>World Views</em> host <a href="https://www.ou.edu/content/cis/administration/Grillot_Home_Page.html">Suzette Grillot</a>. “I was swept up with millions of other people in this thing called the Arab Spring.”</p><p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 15:48:10 +0000 Brian Hardzinski & Suzette Grillot & Matt Addison & Molly Evans 15420 at http://kgou.org NPR’s Kelly McEvers Drafts History, Documents Her Own Story In Syria Reporting On The Middle East: Syria And Egypt After The Arab Spring http://kgou.org/post/reporting-middle-east-syria-and-egypt-after-arab-spring <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">NPR assigned correspondent </span><a href="http://www.npr.org/people/131876588/kelly-mcevers" style="line-height: 1.5;">Kelly McEvers</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to Iraq in 2010 with instructions not to miss a day ahead of the expected troop withdrawal by the end of 2011.</span></p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 15:02:27 +0000 Brian Hardzinski 15251 at http://kgou.org Reporting On The Middle East: Syria And Egypt After The Arab Spring World Views: June 14, 2013 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-june-14-2013 <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Over the past 11 months, the Zaatari refugee camp in Northern Jordan has hosted hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees fleeing that country’s civil war.</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Suzette Grillot and Rebecca Cruise visited the camp in early June, and witnessed some of the newest arrivals.</p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Real-time updates on social media are revolutionizing traditional journalism. By following Twitter feeds and other forms of social media, journalists like NPR Senior Strategist&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.npr.org/people/129257771/andy-carvin" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Andy Carvin</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;now identify breaking news faster and do a better job following international stories.</span></p><p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 17:44:17 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Rebecca Cruise, Hallie Arias & Brian Hardzinski 7857 at http://kgou.org World Views: June 14, 2013 How Crowdsourcing Changes The Nature Of News Coverage http://kgou.org/post/how-crowdsourcing-changes-nature-news-coverage <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Real-time updates on social media are revolutionizing traditional journalism. By following Twitter feeds and other forms of social media, journalists like NPR Senior Strategist </span><a href="http://www.npr.org/people/129257771/andy-carvin" style="line-height: 1.5;">Andy Carvin</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> now identify breaking news faster and do a better job following international stories.</span></p><p>“Crowdsourcing is basically just a fancy term for asking for help from the public,” Carvin says. “It's something journalists have always done at various points, but now social media has made it easy to engage people all over the world.”</p><p>Carvin calls himself an “informational DJ.” He has used crowdsourcing to cover stories ranging from the Newtown, Connecticut shooting to the Arab Spring.</p><p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 20:28:25 +0000 Hallie Arias & Suzette Grillot 7723 at http://kgou.org How Crowdsourcing Changes The Nature Of News Coverage