Event

Reporting with the Pulitzer Center: Stories of Power and Water in Asia

Grantee Chris Berdik and Reporting Fellow Emma Johnson will speak on their Pulitzer Center-supported reporting.

Grantee Chris Berdik and Reporting Fellow Emma Johnson will speak on their Pulitzer Center-supported reporting.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 12:00PM to 1:00PM
Kroon Hall, Room 321
195 Prospect St
New Haven, CT 06511
United States

Pulitzer Center grantee Chris Berdik and 2019 Reporting Fellow Emma Johnson will speak about their reporting in Asia during a panel on January 28, 2020.

Both journalists have explored the effect of hydroelectric dams on communities and the environment—Berdik in Cambodia and Johnson in Bhutan. Berdik's project, "Lake Tonle Sap: The Endangered Heart of Cambodia," explored the lake that is Cambodia's "beating heart" and how it is being affected by climate change. For her project, "Unstoppable Rivers: Bhutan's Quest for Energy Security and Development in a Changing Climate," Johnson traveled to Bhutan to report on efforts taken by the country to adapt to climate change's effects.

Berdik is a freelance journalist whose work has appeared in the Boston Globe, New Scientist, and The Washington Post. Johnson currently attends the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies as a master of environmental management student.