Join Forsyth Technical Community College and the Pulitzer Center on Thursday, October 28, 2021, at 2:00pm EDT for a virtual conversation on journalism projects highlighting the impacts of climate change in the Carolinas. The panel will be led by Pulitzer Center grantees Justin Cook and Rickey Ciapha Dennis Jr.
Cook will give a deep dive into his Pulitzer Center-supported project, Tide and Time, which documents the effects of climate change and erosion on North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Dennis will discuss his Pulitzer Center-supported project, Rising Waters, which documents severe flooding events with a mix of breaking news and deep investigative reporting that captures the human and economic toll in broad relief.
Forsyth Tech is a Pulitzer Center Campus Consortium partner.
Read more about our panelists below.
Justin Cook is an editorial and commercial photographer based in Durham, North Carolina, but works everywhere. His long-term photographic essays tell stories about communities living along the edges in America, often by focusing on environmental issues and climate change. He believes in storytelling that not only shines a light on these issues, but also investigates solutions that are crucial to social change.
Rickey Ciapha Dennis Jr. was raised in South Carolina and studied print journalism at Winthrop University. He has five years of reporting experience, and currently covers the city of North Charleston and the religious community for The Post and Courier.