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The Rapid Spread of Collaboration: COVID’s Impact on Journalism

Event Date:

May 25, 2021 | 1:00 PM EDT TO 2:30 PM EDT
The Preservation Square neighborhood is located in the middle of the 63106 ZIP code and includes a public elementary school, an early childhood center and a convenience store, and is accessible to Metro bus routes. Nearly half the residents in 63106 do not own vehicles, and half have incomes below the poverty line. Image by Wiley Price / St. Louis American. United States, 2020.

In 2010, life expectancy in neighborhoods just west of downtown St. Louis was just 67 years. That...

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Join the Journalism and Media (JAM) program at the MacArthur Foundation on Tuesday, May 25, at 1:00pm EDT for a conversation with JAM grantees, the Pulitzer Center, and the Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism about COVID’s many impacts on journalism.

The conversation will feature:

  • Marina Walker Guevera, executive editor at the Pulitzer Center
  • Sylvester Brown Jr., Pulitzer Center grantee and Deaconess Fellow for The St. Louis American
  • Valentina Oropeza Colmenares, Pulitzer Center grantee and director of communications at Prodavinci
  • Daniel Lempres, Investigative Reporting Program student reporter
  • Meiying Wu, former Investigative Reporting Program student reporter
  • David Barstow, Reva and David Logan Distinguished Chair in Investigative Journalism, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism

Kathy Im, director of journalism and media at the MacArthur Foundation, will moderate the conversation.

Brown and other St. Louis journalists collaborated on the Pulitzer Center-supported reporting project 63106: The Struggle to Survive the Pandemic in St. Louis's Most Vulnerable Neighborhoods to report on how families in the city’s most vulnerable neighborhoods are coping during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Oropeza coordinated and edited COVID-19 Strikes a Country in Crisis: Dispatches From Venezuela for Prodavinci. The Pulitzer Center-supported project compiles reporting from journalists at multiple outlets to investigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.

The UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism is a Campus Consortium partner.


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