NYU Wagner presents 'Humanitarian Emergencies & The Role of the Media' - Sept. 22


Wall Street Journal online executive editor Alan Murray will moderate a group of experts as they grapple with how media coverage affects the international community's response to humanitarian crises all over the world.

Whether it's the Arab Spring, the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the Libyan refugee crisis, or the famine in East Africa, the media influences and challenges what we see, think, and feel. Inspired by a comment by the late Tim Hetherington, a journalist killed in Libya while covering the war, this event brings together a distinguished panel of experts to discuss the role of media in humanitarian emergencies.

  Moderator:

Alan Murray, deputy managing editor and executive editor, online, The Wall Street Journal

  Panelists:

· Allan Dodds Frank, investigative reporter and former Overseas Press Club president, founder of OPC Global Parachute, a new social networking site for foreign correspondents;

· Sam Gregory, program director, Witness, co-author of Cameras Everywhere 2011 Report;

· Cath Turner, reporter and producer, Al Jazeera English;

· Hina Chaudhry, MD, director of Cardiovascular Regenerative Medicine at Mt Sinai.

      Date:  Thursday, September 22, 6pm - 7:30pm
      Location:  NYU Wagner, the Puck Building, 295 Lafayette Street (at Houston Street)
New York, NY.
      RSVP online at http://wagner.nyu.edu/events/international-09-22-2011.
      Note: Seating is limited and RSVP is required.

      Co-sponsored by the Overseas Press Club of America and the New York Women's Initiative for CARE.

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