In London, an exhibition and discussion of the work of UK photographers returned home from covering the Egyptian revolution. Entry is by donation, to benefit Egyptian journalists.
After covering the first 18-days of the Egyptian revolution, many UK photographers and video journalists have returned to London and will be screening their work in a special one night event, organised by the London Photographers’ Branch (LPB) and the British Press Photographers Association (BPPA), at the Shortwave Cinema.
Starting at 8 p.m., video and photographs will be shown covering the extraordinary events that unravelled during the popular uprising against President Hosni Mubarak and his regime. There will also be a question-and-answer discussion with the photographers and video journalists who covered the uprising.
When: Tuesday, 1 March
Where: Shortwave Cinema, 10 Bermondsey Square
Entry is by donation. There will be a raffle to win selected prints donated by the photographers. All profits will go to the Egyptian Journalist Support Fund.
At Arizona State University in Phoenix, a panel discussion on how, when crisis occurs, reporters unfamiliar with the landscape can effectively cover the communities, cultures and people involved.
Journalists Victor Merina and Ina Jaffe discuss how reporters can effectively cover communities, cultures and people they know little about – and how that situation is even more challenging when those communities are facing a crisis.
Merina is senior correspondent and special projects editor for reznet, a website that focuses on Native American issues and indigenous people. He is a former Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter for the Los Angeles Times.
Ina Jaffe is a National desk correspondent based at NPR West, NPR's production center in Los Angeles. Her reports can be heard regularly on NPR newsmagazines including Morning Edition and All Things Considered. Covering California and the West, Jaffe has reported on nearly all of the major news events, elections, and natural disasters in the region. She also reports on national stories, such as the 2008 presidential campaign and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.
Sponsors: Society of Professional Journalists Region 11 Chapter, the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, and the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Monday, March 7, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
The First Amendment Forum
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Arizona State University, Phoenix
At the University of Washington in Seattle, a framing-analysis of English and Arabic-language press coverage of war and terrorism.
Dr. Shahira Fahmy, associate professor at University of Arizona's School of Journalism, explores the subjectivity of news photography in this extensive frame analysis of war and terrorism images in two newspapers. Co-sponsored by Dart Center West and the University of Washington Department of Communication.
March 9, 2011
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Communications 120, University of Washington, Seattle
In Bonn, a guest lecture on the mission of the Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma and the ethical implications of trauma reporting.
Petra Tabeling, Dart Center Germany
This event begins at 7:00pm
Akademie für internationale Bildung / Academy for International Education, Bonn
For more information on this event, see the official website.
In Adelaide, South Australia, a film screening and discussion centered on ethical coverage of communities hit by Australia's latest extreme weather crisis: Cyclone Yasi.
Following the devastating floods in Queensland and Victoria, bushfires in Victoria and Western Australia and Cyclone Yasi in Far North Queensland, this film screening and panel discussion will look at issues related to reporting on vulnerable communities.
After a screening of "Breaking News, Breaking Down," a film about journalists covering Hurricane Katrina, trauma expert Sandy McFarlane, professor of psychiatry at the University of South Australia, and leading Adelaide journalists Jess Adamson and Sharon Smith will discuss ethical reporting issues when covering communities impacted by disaster.
Respectful treatment of survivors and news angles of affected communities will be discussed, as well as the potential impact of trauma on those journalists covering such disasters, with suggestions for maintaining professional and personal well-being.
Thursday, March 10
6.30 pm, reception; 7.00 pm to 9.00pm, screening & discussion.
Adelaide, South Australia.
Venue to be announced.
Admission is free. However, please RSVP by March 9 by clicking here.
In London, a roundtable discussion bringing together journalists and others with in-depth experience of working in volatile crowd situations.
A sudden surge of protest is bringing change to the Arab World. But as recent events in Tunisia and Egypt have vividly shown, covering people taking to the streets can pose particular reporting challenges for journalists. Crowds are hard to read at the best of times, and if fear or violence is added into that mix, they can become instant danger zones for media workers.
Drawing on recent experience from North Africa and other protests, this lunchtime discussion will ask what it takes to report not just safely but also accurately on volatile protest situations. How does one maintain one's own perspective in a turbulent environment that may be swinging between euphoria and despair?
Time: 12:30 - 2:00pm
Location: Dart Centre Europe, 48 Gray's Inn Road, London, WC1X 8LT
Entrance around the corner on Baldwin Gardens.
Nearest tube: Chancery Lane
Entry is free, lunch is provided.
In New Orleans March 24-27, the Anxiety Disorders Association of America hosts its 31st annual conference. Of interest to journalists is a presentation on the ethics of addressing trauma in the media.
The premier professional meeting on the science and treatment of anxiety and anxiety-related disorders in adults and children, this 31st annual conference includes more than 170 sessions focused on research and clinical care, as well as workshops.
One session (details below), "Ethics of Addressing Trauma in the Media," is of special interest to journalists:
Elana Newman, PhD, research director of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma and the Department of Psychology, University of Tulsa joins New Orleans Times Picayune reporter John Pope. The topics to be discussed include how clinicians and journalists can build proactive relationships; what makes a good source; avoiding misquotes and differing perspectives on interviewing survivors.
Saturday, March 26
New Orleans Marriott
In New York, four New York Times correspondents recently detained in Libya recount their experiences in a panel discussion sponsored by the Columbia Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
New York Times photojournalists Lynsey Addario and Tyler Hicks, reporter/videographer Stephen Farrell and Beirut Bureau Chief Anthony Shadid discuss reporting in the Middle East and their recent captivity in Libya. Presented by the Columbia Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, the discussion is moderated by Columbia Journalism School Professor Ann Cooper. The event will be streamed live here.
5:15 to 6:30 pm
Columbia University Journalism School
New York City
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