The Humanities Council’s Program in Journalism hosted an interdisciplinary discussion titled “Immersion: Reporting From Within Vulnerable Communities” on Thursday, February 23.
Panelists included Kathryn Edin (Sociology and SPIA) and Rena Lederman (Anthropology), as well as Spring 2023 Visiting Ferris Professors of Journalism Nadja Drost (writer and documentary filmmaker) and Andrea Elliott (New York Times). The panelists discussed their variety of experiences in immersion reporting and fieldwork, the similarities and differences to the approach of immersion across disciplines, and the complexities and ethical challenges of the work.
Acting Chair of the Humanities Council Tera Hunter (History and African American Studies) served as the moderator, and Joe Stephens (Journalism) gave opening remarks.
The event was co-sponsored by the Department of Anthropology and the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs.