Getting the Story: 125 Years of National Geographic Writing

Image by Paul Salopek. January, 2013.

Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 07:30pm to 08:30pm EST (GMT -0500)

National Geographic editors and writers come together to discuss the challenges and thrills of being a journalist. The evening will feature Pulitzer Center grantee, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and National Geographic Fellow Paul Salopek—now embarked on a seven-year walk across the world—joining from the Middle East via live video. National Geographic contributing writer Cynthia Gorney, a former Pulitzer Center grantee who has covered human rights stories such as the culture of child brides, will moderate the conversation with Salopek, National Geographic editors Oliver Payne and Barbara Paulsen, winner of a National Magazine Award David Quammen, who has traveled savannas and swamps from the Serengeti to the Congo in pursuit of the story, and MacArthur Fellow Alma Guillermoprieto, who has written about unholy saints in Mexico and women wrestlers in Bolivia.

November 21, 7:30 p.m.
National Geographic Live Washington, D.C.
1600 M Street, NW
Washington, D.C., 20036