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Journalist as Participant

Can a Reporter Get Involved in the Story?

Presented by New America NYC and the Invisible Institute:

When does a journalist stop being a citizen? Coverage of the Occupy Wall Street Movement and the Arab Spring have recently highlighted this ethical dilemma, but journalistic paragon Edward R. Murrow grappled with it, too. Do members of the Fourth Estate have the right to publicly express their views at the barricades? Should they tend to the wounded and intervene in attacks/detention? What does it mean to be a fact-gathering reporter and also a commentary writer? Come meet a group of reporters who have experienced these challenges in their lives and work.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter
Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow, New America Foundation


Arrested at Occupy Wall Street while reporting for The New York Times
Program officer, International News Safety Institute


Faculty, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Veteran foreign correspondent and bureau chief


Magazine writer and commentator on gender and religion
Author, Righteous: Dispatches from the Evangelical Youth Movement

Event Time and Location

Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 6:30pm - 8:15pm
New America NYC
199 Lafayette Street Suite 3B
New York, NY 10012

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