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Walk Like a Journalist: Washington Yu Ying Public Charter School Exhibition

Event Date:

June 17, 2016 | 6:00 PM EDT
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Join us at the Pulitzer Center on Friday, June 17, 2016 at 6 pm for a reception, remarks and a youth photography exhibition by students from Washington Yu Ying Public Charter School in northeast Washington, DC. The exhibition features work the students created as part of a reporting and photography workshop they participated in earlier this year called "Walk Like a Journalist."

The workshop was inspired by Paul Salopek's Out of Eden Walk, a reporting project launched in early 2013 during which Salopek aims to walk the same 21,000 mile path that modern humans took from Africa to South America over the course of roughly 50,000 years. Paul's goal throughout this project is to take a slow approach to reporting that allows readers to reflect on how the small things we notice as we walk through the world reveal larger international issues.

Students started by exploring photographs, interviews and video from Salopek's project to analyze what a "slow approach" to journalism can reveal about the world. Next, they met with photojournalist Allison Shelley at Pulitzer Center's office to learn reporting and photography skills that they then applied to a reporting assignment in Dupont Circle. On the final day of the workshop, students reflected on their experience reporting in Dupont Circle and practiced writing captions. Later they conducted an Out of Eden Walk-inspired reporting project in their school and wrote short reports that captured their observations.

Join us in the Pulitzer Center office Friday, June 17 at 6 pm for an exhibition of photos and reports that students created as part of the workshop process. The event is open to family, faculty and students. Light refreshments will be provided.

Washington Yu Ying Public Charter School's fifth grade students present
"Walk Like a Journalist"
Friday, June 17, 2016
6:00-8:00 pm
Pulitzer Center
1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 615
Washington, DC 20036

Closest metro: Dupont Circle

Click here to learn more about the "Walk Like a Journalist" workshop. Contact [email protected] if you are interested in bringing this program to your school.


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