DOYEN OF TURKISH JOURNALISM MEETS PHD STUDENTS

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AJANS ÜNİVERSİTE – Erkut KILIÇ
Translated by Ege ÖZTOKAT

Necati Zincirkıran talked about his journalism career memories during his exchange with PhD students of IU Faculty of Communication. He said that he had a naval education because of his personal interest inspired by her mother’s side of the family and that he trained in the U.K. He explained that after his education while working for the Maritime Bank, he got so bored to the point that he quit and that when he saw Yeni Sabah’s ad for a staff member with knowledge of a foreign language, he decided to apply immediately.

A while after starting in Yeni Sabah, he transferred to Hürriyet led by Sedat Simavi, and continued his work there for a long time. When Sedat Semavi’s son Erol Simavi took over the management of Hürriyet, Zincirkıran quit alongside of Sedat Simavi’s other son Haldun Simavi who continued on to found the newspaper Günaydın. He added that the reason for his departure was that Erol Simavi commercialized the newspaper. He explained that Günaydın’s journalists made a lot of change concerning journalism in Turkey.

Zincirkıran suggested that a journalist shouldn’t only examine the subject at hand but he should also take into consideration many sides of the subject and added “A journalist must realize everything. He must always be alert.”

The interview ended with a Q&A and an offer of a certificate of appreciation to Zincirkıran.

Türkçe versiyonu: DUAYEN GAZETECİ DOKTORA ÖĞRENCİLERİ İLE BULUŞTU

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