Spring Journalism Events to Focus on Racial Justice, Emerging Technologies, and Audio Storytelling

February 8, 2024

The Humanities Council’s Program in Journalism announced a slate of lunch talks and public events for the spring semester, which will examine pressing issues in today’s media.

The program will host two panel discussions this term devoted to racial justice journalism, open to the public. The first panel, titled The Journalism of Reparations, will be held on Thursday, February 22 at 4:30 pm in the Arthur Lewis Auditorium, Robertson Hall. Moderated by journalist and historian Channing Joseph (Journalism), panelists will consider ways that journalists can rebuild trust with marginalized communities. Speakers include Princeton alumna Rund Abdelfatah (Journalism), Michael Fannin, former president and editor of the Kansas City Star, and Emmanuel Felton, reporter for The Washington Post. 

On April 16 at 4:30 pm, Tera Hunter (History and African American Studies) will moderate a multidisciplinary panel on disinformation, race, and truth-telling in the media. Speakers include Maria Hinojosa (Barnard College), founder of Futuro Media, Andrea Elliott (Journalism), staff writer for The New York Times, and Amber Payne, publisher of The Emancipator.

Next week, the series kicks off with the first of two lunch discussions with the program’s visiting journalists, who will share their work in conversation with University faculty across disciplines.

On February 13, Christiaan Triebert (Journalism), journalist for The New York Times’ Visual Investigations team, will be joined by Arvind Narayanan (Computer Science and CITP) to explore online open source investigation and how emerging technologies like AI have served as a valuable tool for reporters. Later this month, on February 29, Rund Abdelfatah (Journalism), co-creator of NPR’s Peabody-Award-winning show Throughline, will share techniques for translating great research into great audio storytelling in conversation with Allison Carruth (Effron Center and HMEI).

Lunch talks will take place from 12-1:15 pm in 16 Joseph Henry House and are open to University faculty, students, and staff. Space is limited for these lunch events; registration is required.

For more information, please visit the Program in Journalism website.

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