- The Excruciating Demise of the Printed WordThere was a time when a firm handshake sealed the deal and certain words still held true value. Then again, those were also times when communication called for a direct approach and truth was the most sought-after commodity. Now replace the handshake with a ‘smilie emoticon’, trade the truth for the highest ‘number of clicks’ and you would have a more accurate though highly misleading idea of where we are today. The world has definitely changed, and with it, everything else. This change is ushering a very different reality specific to an industry upon which democracy and free speech were predicated and continue to exist, at least for now!
- Ahmad Salman: a Lucky GuyAfter graduating from Boston University with a Masters in Management Information Systems, Ahmad Salman joined As-Safir newspaper to establish its IT department and launch its online portal in 1994. In 2005, Salman became the General Manager of this prominent Lebanese daily.