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The Final Betrayal of Egypt’s Revolution

The 2011 Egyptian Revolution made global news when it succeeded in toppling then-dictator Hosni Mubarak. TCF fellow Thanassis Cambanis writes on the series of protests and revolts by Egyptian civilians that succeeded in toppling several regimes in just a few years through an intricate narrative titled "Once Upon A Revolution." In this Foreign Policy excerpt of the book, the two individuals who Thanassis followed are highlighted as we see the revolutionary actions unfolding:

“I don’t care who will lead the country. We just want Morsi to leave,” said a lady in a fine tailored dress, sipping tea on a terrace near the presidential palace on a break from chanting.

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Tags: mubarak, morsi, foreign policy, egyptian uprisings, egyptian revolution

Library Journal Review Out

TCF fellow and award-winning journalist Thanassis Cambanis has received acclaim for his newly released book (1.20.2015) titled "Once Upon A Revolution: An Egyptian Story." Cambanis chronicles two unique and diverse revolutionary movement leaders and tells their story throughout the protests happening in 2011 during the Egyptian uprising. The Library Journal Review has called the book "A welcome addition to the literature on Egypt's uprising and a solid source for the general reader."

 

Read the remainder of the reviews and purchase the book here.

Tags: mubarak, international relations, egyptian revolutions, arab spring

National Magazine Awards 2015 Finalists Announced

The National Magazine Awards 2015 finalists were announced and TCF's own senior fellow Patrick Radden Keefe is in the running for the "Reporting" category. His long-form article printed in the May 5 issue of The New Yorker titled "The Hunt for El Chapo" has gained attention from several outlets for outstanding reporting.

The National Magazine Awards 2015 finalists demonstrate the enduring power of magazine journalism in print and on websites and mobile,” said Sid Holt, chief executive of ASME. “Whether it’s politics, fashion, sports or the kind of service journalism that only magazines can do, readers know that their favorite print and digital magazines are where to find information and entertainment they can trust."

Here is the full list of nominees.

Read Patrick Radden Keefe's fantastic piece of writing.

Tags: new yorker, magazine journalism, awards

“The Hunt for El Chapo” Named in Best of 2014

TCF senior fellow Patrick Radden Keefe's longform article featured in the May 5, 2014 issue of The New Yorker titled, "The Hunt for El Chapo," ranked at #4 among Longform.org's top ten recommended articles of 2014. Radden Keefe's piece that looks deeply into the world's most powerful Mexican drug cartel was chosen among the 1,642 articles recommended.

We urge you to read the full longform piece.

Check out the other 9 recommended longform articles here.

Tags: longreads, el chapo, drug crime, drug cartels

The Century Foundation Announces the Janice Nittoli “Forward Thinking” Award

November 3, 2014 COMMENTARY BY: The Century Foundation TOPICS: Additional Focus, News About TCF

The Century Foundation (TCF) is pleased to announce the creation of the Janice Nittoli “Forward Thinking” Award. Each year, TCF will provide a stipend of $7,500 to support an individual under thirty years of age in the research and writing of a policy paper on a topic that is central to TCF’s agenda.

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Tags: janice nittoli, forward thinking award, announcement

Beyond the PDF – Communicating Academic Research Digitally

Bulletin mentions The Century Foundation in a recent article discussing digital communications in academic research.

Excerpt:

But the future of research communications undoubtedly lies in maximising the potential of what US think tank The Century Foundation calls (via the always excellent wonkcomms.net) ‘digitally-native’ reports and stories – something that has become a key part of own work at Bulletin.
A lot of the most innovative digital storytelling techniques are coming courtesy of the media (with the New York Times blazing a trail) and the think tank sector, particularly in the United States. We are pushing UK universities to take note – if university research is to play a more influential role in shaping social and economic policy, and enriching our culture, then they need to make sure the way they tell their research stories is fit for the digital age.

Read the article here.

Tags: wonk comm, the century foundation, tcf, digital communication

 

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