The story of The Moscow Times, from its beginnings in a Moscow hotel to the role it plays in Russian politics today, will be told by former managing editor Gary Stewart. The Moscow Times is the first English-language daily in the history of the former Soviet Union.
October 8, 2002 GENEVA, N.Y.—Gary Stewart will give “Newspapering in Russia 1992-2002: New Freedoms, Old Challenges” at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 22, in Coxe Hall Room 8 on the campus of Hobart and William Smith Colleges. In 1992 and 1993, Stewart was managing editor of The Moscow Times, the first English-language daily in the history of the former Soviet Union. Recruited by a group of Amsterdam-based publishers, Stewart helped launch and develop the Times, in addition to assisting in its relocation from a Moscow hotel to offices in the Pravda publishing complex. The Times remains a vibrant force in Russian politics today.
Stewart is presently deputy director of community relations at Cornell University in Ithaca. Prior to assuming that position earlier this year, he was senior editor and opinion page editor of The Ithaca Journal. He graduated from Emerson College with a B.S. in mass communications in 1978 and lives in Ithaca with his wife and son.
This event is free and open to the public.