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Richard Shafer

Professor of Journalism, University of North Dakota

Richard Shafer has conducted journalism seminars, workshops and courses at over 100 universities in 22 countries, and was a professional journalist at six U.S. daily newspapers, including stints as a contributing reporter for the Seattle Post Intelligencer in Asia and as a general assignment reporter for the Boston Globe. Currently his research focus is on the influence of the Soviet press system in newly independent Central Asian nations. He has had six Fulbright fellowships to teach abroad, as well as others from the International Center for Journalists, the International Research Exchanges Board, and the Soros Foundation.