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Grantee, staff, local journalist to appear on DCPS media panel

Event Date:

November 4, 2013 | 10:00 AM EST TO 11:15 AM EST
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Please join McKinley Technology High School's Mass Media department and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting on Monday, November 4 for a panel discussion on the importance of including mass media in today's high school curricula.

In our rapidly developing, globally connected society we need clear, reliable and efficient methods of communication. Mass media, and by extension journalism, provide the means for these connections. Young people exposed to the various forms of storytelling mass media provide – books, newspapers, magazines, recordings, radio, movies, television and the Internet – grow into well-rounded, news-literate adults who communicate well, can form strong and articulate arguments and think critically about the world around them.

Monday, November 4, 2013
10-11:15 am
McKinley Technology High School
Room 150
151 T St NE
Washington, DC 20002

This event is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required to [email protected].

Panelists include:

Tomas van Houtryve, a member of VII Photo Agency and former Associated Press photographer. Tomas' pictures and writing appear regularly in publications worldwide, including TIME, The New York Times, Newsweek, Le Figaro Magazine, Le Monde, The Independent Magazine, GEO, Stern, Smithsonian, Foreign Policy and National Geographic. Recently for the Pulitzer Center he examined life along the border between North and South Korea.

Brenda Mallory, the supervising producer at the DC Office of Cable Television's educational channel, the District Knowledge Network. Brenda has produced successful newscasts at CBS, ABC and NBC-affiliated stations along the east coast and in Washington, DC, where she produced two top-rated newscasts. She spent a month in Bawaiti, Egypt as a writer/producer for the Discovery Channel's Egypt Week Live series and also worked as a segment producer for the long-running Fox Television series "America's Most Wanted." Brenda has BA in Mass Media/Journalism from Hampton University.

Caroline D'Angelo, the Pulitzer Center's social media editor. She holds a bachelor's degree in religious studies from the University of Virginia and a master's in environmental studies from the University of Pennsylvania. After a research trip to Sri Lanka and India, she co-founded wH2O: The Journal of Gender & Water, the first journal on global water and women's issues, for which she serves as editor-in-chief.

Meghan Dhaliwal, multimedia projects coordinator at the Pulitzer Center. Meghan is a photojournalist and multimedia producer who received her degree in journalism with a minor in anthropology from Boston University. Her recent reporting in Haiti focused on the cholera epidemic and the lack of housing rights for internally displaced persons and was published in GlobalPost.


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