Navigating Gender-Based Issues in Reporting, Online and Off
On Friday, October 16th, the Tow Center for Digital Journalism and the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma will host a panel discussion exploring the extent and impact of gender-based harassment, and offer practical advice on maintaining boundaries, reporting safely and negotiating gender discrimination.
On Friday, October 16th, the Tow Center, the Brown Institute and photographers Nina Berman and Gary Knight will host a one day conference bringing together industry professionals, academics, cultural theorists and historians to discuss the changing nature of photojournalism and documentary photography in the digital age.
Although it’s still in its infancy, VR has the potential to become an impactful storytelling tool the same way motion pictures became one all those years ago. VR breaks physical and economic barriers and enables users to travel to different environments and explore new realities.
nternational reporting presents constantly changing landscapes for work as stories come up in different countries and regions of the world. On Thursday, September 17th, the Tow Center hosted Buzzfeed’s Miriam Elder and VICE’s Beth Morrissey for its first Tow Tea, where the two journalists provided important insight into how a journalist can approach international reporting as a profession.
With so much violence spinning through our newsfeeds, it’s easy to feel as though media coverage of catastrophic events is only increasing. Suddenly, the world seems more gruesome. Yet experts say this isn’t the case (citing, for example, the spread of unsettling images from World War II and the Civil Rights movement). In fact, many signs suggest the world is actually a more peaceful place. What has changed is technology.