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Bringing the Story Home: Journalists discuss their work at Northwestern - Medill

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September 27, 2010 | 6:00 PM EDT TO 8:00 PM EDT
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Reporters, photographers and videographers address the challenges - and opportunities - of freelance foreign reporting in today's turbulent media market

Interested in becoming a foreign correspondent, reporting on under-covered issues abroad and non-profit journalism? Please join the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting's Managing Director Nathalie Applewhite, Projects Coordinator and Medill graduate Christina Paschyn, and four freelance journalists who received grants from the Center for a discussion on the work our journalists are doing covering under-reported international issues. A Q&A will follow. Join us for what we hope will be a great dialogue!


Sharon Schmickle has reported from 22 countries on stories ranging from Japan's fear of biotech crops to restless youth in Egypt to tension in France over farm trade. She will present the Pulitzer Center reporting she did in Kenya for the Washington Post on food insecurity issues.

Lisa Biagiotti is an independent multimedia journalist who was nominated for a national news Emmy Award for the videos she produced on the crisis in Congo. She will discuss her work for the Glass Closet: Homophobia and HIV in Jamaica series the Center produced for Worldfocus.

Bill Wheeler has reported on political affairs from East Africa, South and Southeast Asia, Haiti, and the Middle East. He will present on his extenstive series on water issues in South Asia and his current work on development issues in Haiti.

Sean Gallagher is an award-winning British photojournalist specializing on reporting social and environmental issues in Asia. He will speak about his work on desertification in China that was featured in National Geographic, and his current project for the Center on China's disappearing wetlands.

Co-sponsored by the Medill School of Journalism


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