Natalia Antelava talks Putin, Russia and attacks on the LGBT community in "Russia's New Scapegoats"

 Natalia Antelava accepts the 2018 duPont-Columbia baton from host Jake Tapper at January's ceremony.

Natalia Antelava accepts the 2018 duPont-Columbia baton from host Jake Tapper at January's ceremony.

“The solution to this whole fake news crisis is not being sucked into it, and covering the story. What we don't want to do is 'he said, she said' journalism. It's not very good for clicks though.”

This month, we feature an engaging conversation with Coda Story founder Natalia Antelava about her radio documentary Russia's New Scapegoats. The episode, from Reveal, the podcast from the Center for Investigative Reporting partnering with Coda Story, exposes Russia’s growing anti-LGBT propaganda movement. 

Antelava and Columbia Journalism School Professor Keith Gessen talk about Russia's official clampdown and unofficial vigilantism, as well as Antelava's break from live news  ("the fast food of journalism"), the pros and cons of long-term investigative reporting, and how to navigate funding for nonprofit news. 

Russia's New Scapegoats won a 2018 duPont-Columbia Award.

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