Alisa Sopova

Alisa Sopova, NF ’17

Nieman 80: Conflict September 20, 2018

Nieman 80 More Nieman Fellows on exemplary journalism that influenced them When I think about what influenced me as a journalist, a classic example of excellent Russian journalism—which is, I believe, extremely relevant now—comes to … Read more

How Independent Russian Newsrooms Keep Reporting

By Features November 3, 2017

In March Elena Milashina, a reporter for Russia’s leading independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta, was tipped off by a source about the suspicious death of a man in Chechnya. Through her reporting, Milashina, who had been covering Chechnya for more than a decade, learned that … Read more

When War Comes Home

By Sounding January 5, 2017

Three years ago I worked as a news editor at Donbass, the largest newspaper and news website in my native city of Donetsk in Eastern Ukraine. I was responsible for a dozen reporters covering local news, three pages of the … Read more