At the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York City, a screening of Restrepo, a documentary about a platoon of U.S. soldiers fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley. The screening is followed by a discussion with the filmmakers.
Based on reporting for Vanity Fair, "Restrepo" won the Grand Jury Prize for the best documentary at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. The screening will begin at 5:00 p.m. and at 6:00 p.m. there will be a discussion with filmmakers Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington. Junger is a journalist and author of the books "The Perfect Storm" and "War," which is based on his reporting from Afghanistan. Hetherington is an award-winning photographer and author of "Long Story Bit by Bit: Liberia Retold." The discussion will be moderated by Paul Elie, senior editor at Farrar, Straus and Giroux and adjunct professor in the Graduate Writing Program of the School of the Arts at Columbia University.
This event is co-sponsored by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism; the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma; Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies; and Columbia-SIPA Veterans Association.
Thursday, February 3, 2011 / 5:00 p.m.
Lecture Hall, Journalism Building, 3rd Floor
New York City, NY
In Philadelphia, a workshop for local and regional journalists on the coverage of veterans' issues, sponsored by the Thomas Scattergood Foundation for Behavioral Health.
To help local journalists and regional news organizations in the greater Philadelphia area improve their coverage of veterans' issues, the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma has organized a two-day workshop: “When Veterans Come Home.”
This workshop, made possible by the Thomas Scattergood Foundation for Behavioral Health, will take place April 1 and 2 at the studios of WHYY in Philadelphia. It will feature a wide range of local and national mental health and policy experts, award-winning journalists and veterans’ advocates, and include background briefings as well as specialized reporting skills training to enhance the practical ability of local journalists to report on veterans knowledgeably, ethically and effectively.
The workshop is open to reporters for print, broadcast and online media; and editors, photographers, producers or bloggers. Staff, contract and freelance journalists are eligible.
More information can be found here.
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