This week, guest host Marc Filippino discusses the FT's war coverage in Ukraine with our Editor, Roula Khalaf. How does a news organisation make decisions during wartime? Then Marc talks with Maria Stepanova, author of In Memory of Memory, which was short-listed forthe Booker Prize last year. Maria tells us why so many intellectuals are leaving Russia and what it’s like to be Russian and against the war.

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Links and mentions from the episode: 

–Key coverage of the war in Ukraine is free to read: https://www-ft-com.ezp-prod1.hul.harvard.edu/content/77ab8dcf-cb02-4e57-aff0-85c8a84f5a1f

-In late March the FT published an exchange on NATO’s red lines between our Chief Economics Commentator Martin Wolf and Chief Foreign Affairs Commentator Gideon Rachman: https://www-ft-com.ezp-prod1.hul.harvard.edu/content/7640ea89-cc1f-4e41-a64f-95e88de19454

–Maria Stepanova, ‘The War of Putin’s Imagination’: https://www-ft-com.ezp-prod1.hul.harvard.edu/content/c2797437-5d3f-466a-bc63-2a1725aa57a5

–Maria’s International Booker Prize shortlisted novel is called ‘In Memory of Memory.’ Here’s a quick review we ran when it first appeared in English: https://www-ft-com.ezp-prod1.hul.harvard.edu/content/bad0513d-f67c-4e0e-9b2d-962040fa6422

–This weekend’s FT Magazine cover story, ‘21 days in Ukraine: a diary’: https://www-ft-com.ezp-prod1.hul.harvard.edu/content/391232c8-b05c-480f-a189-4e9e21d1bd4a#comments-anchor 

–You can also keep up with FT coverage by following @financialtimes on Instagram and Twitter. 

–Marc Fillipino is on Twitter at @mfilippino and hosts the FT News Briefing. You can listen at the following link, or by searching for ‘FT News Briefing’ wherever you get your podcasts: https://www-ft-com.ezp-prod1.hul.harvard.edu/ft-news-briefing 


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