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Sherry Ricchiardi, Ph.D., is a senior writer for AJR, specializing in international issues and professor emeritus in journalism at Indiana University. Ricchiardi has conducted media training in developing countries throughout the world for the International Center for Journalists and as part of the U.S. Department of State’s speaker program. Before going into media development, she spent 14 years at the Des Moines Register as an investigative reporter and Sunday magazine writer. She later became city editor for the Columbia Missourian, a newspaper produced at the University of Missouri School of Journalism, her alma mater. In 2003 and 2009, she won the National Press Club’s top awards for press criticism for stories published in AJR.