Pulitzer Center grantees Daniella Zalcman, Tomas van Houtryve, and Richard Bernstein join Pulitzer Center senior advisor Marvin Kalb and Rebecca Kaplan, Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow, on Saturday, January 6, 2018, for a roundtable at the 132nd Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association in Washington, D.C.
This roundtable panel examines what historians can learn from journalists to create more effective popular narratives about history. The journalists will discuss how they incorporate history into their reporting and how historians can engage with the general public through popular media.
What approaches do journalists use to understand and address historical context and how are they similar to or different from those that historians use? How do journalists relay the history of a topic or issue to their audiences? How do journalists use photography, video, and social media to convey their stories? How do they create and produce pitches for grants, projects, and books? What techniques for marketing and promoting their work are effective? Are there ways for historians and journalists to collaborate?
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