Tudor Vlad, associate director of the James M. Cox Jr. Center for International Mass Communication Training and Research Center and a 1999 immigrant to the United States, said in a two-day interview with journalism students that it is vital to emphasize to journalists in developing countries the importance of adapting to changing media.
Vlad, born and raised in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, spent 20 years working as a journalist. Working as a journalist during the fall of communism was what started Vlad on the path of teaching those in developing countries about how to adapt to change in order to continue to be successful.
Vlad, who has a calm temperament, had to work with others to understand the role of media and help develop independent but accountable and responsible media. He said that although the older population was not as able to change, “one has to be blind to pretend there are no major changes.”
Vlad disscused a lot about change. A clip from the interview is posted below for a more in depth look into what Vlad was discussing.