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Getting the Story: 125 Years of National Geographic Writing

Event Date:

November 21, 2013 | 7:30 PM EST TO 8:30 PM EST
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As Paul Salopek journeys around the world on foot, he will follow the migration pathways of our...

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Image by Paul Salopek. January, 2013.

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


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Migration and Refugees

Migration and Refugees
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Gender Equality

Gender Equality
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Children and Youth

Children and Youth