Testimonials

“Repkova's book is a guide for everybody who wants to set up a newspaper in a society in transition. It is also an important text for all media outlets, especially for those which tackle training issues. The book not only synthesizes an experience, but also assists in building up visions of the future.”

Remzi Lani
Director, Albanian Media Institute, and President, South East European Network for Professionalisation of the Media

“Dear Tatiana, I am Vusal Qasimov, your student from Baku. You taught us media management at the Caucasus School of Journalism and Media Management in Tbilisi during 2004. It was a very useful course for me. Now I am President of the ANS-PRESS Publishing House in Baku. We publish eight journals monthly and weekly. Your book on media management is always on my table. Thank you.”

Vusal Qasimov
President, ANS-PRESS Publishing House, Baku, Azerbaijan

“New Times by Tatiana Repkova is a comprehensive, professional, practical and systematical book about running media. From the book, I can tell that the author had devoted much of her time, energy and creativity to this book. Her enthusiasm to media industry and her wonderful thought about media management is quite appreciated by Chinese journalists and scholars. It is especially useful for countries with emerging democracy. I have selected some chapters for my students to read and they found it very informative and new.”

Xin Zhong
Associate Professor of Journalism at the School of Journalism and Communication, Renmin University of China

“Tatiana Repkova is one of the most effective spokespersons [of freedom and professionalism of the press] and I salute her faith in the power of information.”

Francis Balle
Professor at the University Paris II - Panthéon-Assas, former member of the Superior Audiovisual Council (CSA), in his preface to French edition of the book New Times, published under the title Vademecum de la Presse Ecrite

“We are using your book often, so thanks for giving the opportunity for our students to have a professional book in their native language.”

Nino Zhizhilashvili
Dean, Caucasus School of Media, Caucasus University, Tbilisi, Georgia

“As an international journalist and consultant with 10 years experience in media training, I was pleased to hand this book out to Iraqi journalists during a recent training program.”  (…) “Every owner and editor of new and existing newspapers in emerging democracies should read a copy of The New Times by Tatiana Repkova, and the book should be made available as a working reference for business staffers and journalists alike.”

Judy Yablonky
International Journalist and Consultant in Communications

“Our media house is going through some changes and some of your teachings have been more than handy, in fact, invaluable.”

Sarah Bakata
Editor, Nation Media Group, Kenya

“It’s really the best book on practical journalism I have ever seen and here in Kyrgyzstan we deeply need such professional inputs. I start to read it, and already found a lot of interesting and useful points for our project idea. My colleagues and I are going to finish reading this book and then refresh our project proposal, because I’m sure this book will bring us a lot of new ideas and help with details.”

Elmira Toktogulova
General Manager of the Media Consulting Development Foundation in Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan

“I found New Times to be an exceptional guide. Rarely have I come across such an inclusive and pragmatic publication pertaining to the day-to-day as well as long-term issues all newspapers are concerned with. New Times has been a gold mine of professionalism to our newspaper at all levels. Both the administrative management and editorial team have widely benefited from its very methodical coverage of all fields of interest. As to Arabic version that is to be published soon, I have had the privilege of consulting it beforehand and I strongly believe it will be a major guide to all newspapers in the region. It is as exceptional as the English version and I am confident it will assist and encourage the current trend of building healthier and more emancipated publications across the Arab World.”

Raja Rassi
General Manager, Al Hayat daily, Beirut, Lebanon

“I am a Nigerian journalist working for the Sunday Punch, Nigeria’s most widely read and mass circulating newspaper. I have received a copy of your book New Times: Making a Professional Newspaper in an Emerging Democracy, and I must confess that although I have not finished reading it, it is simply a fantastic book that has a lot to give the reader. I wish to get acquainted with you because I believe I have a lot to learn from you. I’ll therefore wish that we can communicate more often and you give me more insights from your nuggets of wisdom.”

Olayinka Oyegbile
Editor, Sunday Punch, Nigeria
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