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Articles by Christopher Schwartz

Schwartz is NewEurasia's Editor in Chief. In 2004, he co-founded our predecessor site, Thinking East (http://www.thinking-east.net), with Ben Paarmann and Oliver Dams. He was also the editor of the book, "CyberChaikhana: Digital Conversations from Central Asia", and has published academically on Central Asia's mediascape. Check out his personal blog @ http://schwartztronica.wordpress.com.

What is journalism? — kzgroupv
Thursday, 29 May, 2008 – 18:45 | One Comment

I came upon this beautiful little reflection in the seemingly very short-lived weblog of one kzgroupv, a.k.a., Crazy Gamer.  The weblog dealt with information dissemination within Central Asian and internet contexts. 

Inside CyberChaikhana: Turkmenistan
Saturday, 24 May, 2008 – 19:14 | No Comment

Thomas Carlyle famously wrote, “The history of the world is but the biography of great men.” Of course, his thesis is wrong. Personalities certainly play a role in the ever-unfolding drama of …

Inside CyberChaikhana: Tajikistan
Monday, 19 May, 2008 – 19:02 | 3 Comments

The fascinating thing about the blogosphere is how it simulates “real time” or “real life” interpersonal connections. I’ve never met Claire, Adam, or any of you face to face. Ben and I have spent a …

Inside CyberChaikhana: How do we work?
Monday, 12 May, 2008 – 18:18 | No Comment

A few people have asked us to better describe how we go about picking the best posts and designing the chapters accordingly. We thought that it is more than appropriate to share with you …

Light at the end of the tunnel
Monday, 5 May, 2008 – 20:35 | No Comment

Today I submitted my 55-page monster — an historiographical overview with an annotated bibliography and an analytical biographical sketch of my subject. Somehow I pulled this off in only seven days. It’s amazing what the …

May 5th
Thursday, 24 Apr, 2008 – 1:33 | No Comment

The CyberChaikhana weblog has been quiet for a while. The reason is because of my Master’s thesis. As some of you know, I’m researching Musaylimah, a contemporary of the Prophet Muhammad who claimed …

Extension for readers’ picks from throughout the blogosphere
Saturday, 12 Apr, 2008 – 19:16 | No Comment

I’m extending the time limit for submitting your picks for posts from throughout the Stanosphere to the end of the month.
This is your opportunity to directly contribute to the book! You may leave me URL …

Reflection: The Ironies of Making a Book About Weblogging
Thursday, 10 Apr, 2008 – 19:14 | One Comment

The World Wide Web is a fusion of text and graphic, and few things best exemplify this than the New Media format of the weblog. All the great innovations in communication technology and …

Call for readers’ picks from throughout the blogosphere
Friday, 4 Apr, 2008 – 19:50 | One Comment

The first phase of the book is complete. We are now beginning the second phase of post selections.
The blogosphere is vast. Even our small corner of it is humongous, and it grows by …

Results from Philadelphia meetings
Sunday, 30 Mar, 2008 – 23:48 | 5 Comments

Your devoted “cyber-akhbari” is happy to report that my meetings with Ben in Philadephia were very productive.  We have made a lot of progress.  Here are the results:
The book will be divided into two parts: country-specific …