New Media and Journalism

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Joanna Berendt, supervisor of a BA program Journalism and New Media at Collegium Civitas and a journalist for „The New York Times”; graduated from Goldsmiths, University of London; contributor to, among others, NYT, “Polska The Times,” “Gazeta Wyborcza,” “Svenska Dagbladet” and “Das Magazine”; for three years, served as a news desk and homepage editor for, a major Polish web portal; has been collaborating with NYT since 2010; became a staff member at the Warsaw Bureau in 2014; in love with her Amazon Kindle and zombie novels.

Michal Broniatowski, editor-in-chief of “Forbes Magazine”; started his career in 1979 in Polish Television; worked for the British Television Agency ITN, Associated Press and Reuters Group plc.; was a member of the Board of Directors of ITI and worked as a deputy president at the biggest private Russian information agency Interfax; in 2013, he co-created an Ukrainian information channel Espreso TV.

Barbara Whitaker, American journalist; has worked for top publications around the world; before arriving in Warsaw, was an editor with The Associated Press, first editing on the International Desk and later helping form their multiplatform news desk to enhance digital coverage; has written extensively for “The New York Times” and her freelance work includes food and gardening writing for magazines, including Martha Stewart Living and Good Housekeeping; earlier this year, she launched “Translating the Polish Kitchen,” a blog geared to helping expats understand the wonderful world of Polish food; she also studies Polish, it is not going well.

Ewa Ewart, internationally acclaimed documentary film director and producer, with 20 years of working experience for the BBC Current Affairs; previously worked for a Spanish news agency EFE and CBS News; winner of the British RTS Television Journalism Awards in 2004 (“Access to Evil”); nominated for an Emmy Award in 2005 (“Children of Beslan” about Beslan school hostage crisis in 2004).

Marek Rybarczyk has over 25 years’ experience as a journalist in radios, daily and weekly printed media; in 1992, moved to Bush House London where he worked as a producer, feature writer and editor of the evening programme at BBC Polish Section; served for 11 years as London correspondent of Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland’s biggest quality daily; published several bestselling books about the British Monarchy and Brexit; his ultimate pleasure is derived from eating Indian curry and having silent conversations with his exotic cat Garfield.

Paweł Dobrowolski, historian, diplomat; Poland’s Consul General in Edinburgh 1990-95, Ambassador in Canada 2000-2004, in Cyprus 2009-2013; director of Information Department MFA 2006, Foreign Office Spokesperson 1995-2000; autor of more than 40 books and articles on Medival history and culture, and on early modern European History; in his spare time, he plays chess, reads books and enjoys a good wine.

Lisa Marie Bochneak has been teaching Marketing and International Business courses in the USA, Warsaw, and Prague to MBA, Master’s, Bachelors’ and Executive programs for 16 years. She began her career in Media Writing, Reporting, Producing and Managing for TV (Public, News, & Fox). Throughout the 8 countries where she has lived and worked, she has created hundreds of advertisements for Print, Internet, TV & Social Media. She publishes writings and research for Travel, News, Politics, and Academia. In addition to running her Social Media Marketing company producing communication campaigns, she consults Internationally for NGOs and actively volunteers. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (USA) holding B.A.’s in Journalism & Communications, an MBA in International Business & Marketing, an M.C. in Digital Media and M.S. curricular concentration in Corporate Law. She is a founding member of the Social Media Society, an Expert-Level certified trainer at the Center for Cultural Intelligence as well as a Google-Certified Educator. Find her across the web @SocialMediaGypsy.

Alexandra Richie, historian specializing in Germany as well as Central and Eastern Europe; wrote her doctoral thesis at the University of Oxford on “The Political Manipulation of History in East and West Germany”; wrote „Faust’s Metropolis: A History of Berlin” that was named one of top ten books of the year by American Publisher’s Weekly; serves as a Presidential Counselor at the National World War II Museum, New Orleans, U.S.A. and a Governor of St Michael’s University School In Victoria, Canada.

Robert Bogdanski, journalist and media manager; worked at BBC World Service (1991-93); was a deputy head, SIS-Service – first private news agency in Poland (1993-94), head of section, Polish Radio (1994-95), journalist, Reuters Poland (1995-1997), President of the Management Board, Polish Press Agency (1997-2002), Managing Director, Interfax Central Europe (2005-2007), President, New Media Foundation (2010-until now); likes watching ski jumping, reading books and tasting good wines.

Agnieszka Biernacka-Szpunar, public relations expert, specialist in external and internal communication and image management; certificated business trainer specializing in media relations and public speaking; since 2007, the owner of ABS’Trakt Public Relations and Training Agency and an external consultant of PR strategy.

Nina Gladziuk obtained her Ph.D in political philosophy at the University of Warsaw and her post-doc degree at the Institute of Political Studies (Polish Academy of Sciences), where she has worked continuously since 1990; a lecturer at, among others, the University of Warsaw and Warsaw School of Economics; was awarded Katarzyna Kalwinska Fellowship at the New School for Social Research (1986-88), Fulbright Research Senior Grant (1994-95) and Research Grant at the International Center for Jefferson Studies (2002); in her free time, enjoys outdoors activities and experimentation in cooking.

Kerry Longhurst has a PhD in International Relations from the University of Birmingham and an MSc in Strategic Studies from the University of Wales; held an Advanced Marie Curie Fellowship at Ifri in Paris and was also Senior Lecturer at the European Research Institute at the University of Birmingham; has published widely on European Neighbourhood issues as well as other topics in European Security.

Max Wysocki, nearly 12 years of working experience in media and advertising; over six years of marketing experience on the client and agency sides; worked strictly in the areas of strategy, media and content creation, as well as SEO, SEM, performance marketing, social media; list of clients supported in the field of Digital Marketing and BTL: Huawei, Unipetrol, Canal + Discovery, Canal + Movies), Alior Bank, Henkel, Polkomtel; earlier, worked as an investigative reporter in TVP, polish public broadcaster, as well as an economic journalist for TVP CNBC Biznes.

Michal Lewandowski, owner and principal figure of Digital and Strategic advertising agency Semper Iratus; former Head of Projects at a mobile analytics agency Snapp; for four years, ran the Social Media team he built from scratch at Polish advertising group Walk; consulted such clients as: Cisco, by Insomnia, Nikon, Canon, Hewlett-Packard, AmRest, Sony, Domino’s Pizza, McAfee, Pfizer, Poland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs; co-host of the Game.Church video game podcast alongside a famous Polish blogger, Andrzej Tucholski; specialized in strategic consulting in the field of modern technologies.



Christian Davies
Magdalena Działoszyńska
Grzegorz Dziemidowicz
Jan Hunin
Emmy Irobi
Piotr Markiewicz
Maciej Nabrdalik
Jacek Palasiński
Kamil Rutkowski
Konrad Szolajski



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