The initial shock of the earthquake has passed but Haiti continues its struggle to overcome both man-made and natural disasters. Amidst the rubble, a devastated infrastructure and untold suffering, there is also an unprecedented opportunity. Join journalists Lisa Armstrong and William Wheeler as they share reflections on their reporting from Haiti over the past year, the challenge of sustaining public interest in the systemic issues the country now faces, as well as strategies for reporting "beyond the headlines."
Journalist Lisa Armstrong will share her experiences reporting from Haiti over the course of the last year with photographer Andre Lambertson and poet and writer Kwame Dawes. Her work documents violence against vulnerable women in tent camps, the challenges faced by senior doctors at health organizations as well as portraits of individual Haitians simply fighting to survive. William Wheeler's reporting explores why the international reconstruction efforts fall short, how those failures contributed to the outbreak of cholera, and what it will take to "build back better." Reporting from these projects has been featured in USA Today, Essence Magazine, PBS NewsHour, GOOD Magazine, National Geographic, The Daily Beast, The NYT Lens blog, and on NPR.
Classroom Building, Room 200
Westchester Community College
Valhalla, NY 10595
Presented by The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting with The Frederick S. Beebe Chair in Communications, The Student Media Association & the Communications, Journalism & Performing Arts Dept. Westchester Community College