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Elizaveta Osetinskaya

20: December 2017

Elizaveta Osetinskaya is UC Berkeley fellow at Investigative reporting program. She is an award-winning investigative reporter and editor with more than 20 years of experience in Russian newsrooms. Osentinskaya was chief editor of RBC Media Holding, Russia’s leading, privately-owned media company. She and two other senior editors were fired weeks after RBC became the only major Russian news outlet to investigate the business ties of family members of President Vladimir Putin. She also served as editor-in-chief of Forbes Russia. Early in her journalism career, she joined Vedomosti, which began as a joint venture between the Financial Times and The Wall Street Journal. She started as a correspondent, then became the energy and industry editor and ultimately editor-in-chief. Before coming to Berkeley, she was a fellow in the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowship Program at Stanford University. After her Stanford fellowship, Elizaveta founded the Russian/English language media start-up theBell.io that has over 20,000 newsletter subscribers.