Help wanted: Western media is in dire need of more Russia writers. Must be willing to lie, distort & engage in lazy speculation

So you want

So you want to become a journalist covering Russia for Western media? Once you get past the self-serving bluster, it’s really a very safe, well-paid, and rewarding job – but only on condition that you follow a set of guidelines.

Update 2021: I wrote a version of this article in 2016, but unfortunately it is still as topical as it was last time. I figured it was time for an update because some new names have appeared, and some facts have changed.

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