April 12, 2012 • 7 - 9 p.m.
Peruvian miners turn rain forest into wastelands. Corruption and mismanagement keep West Africans from clean drinking water.
Hear these and other stories from international journalists who are mapping the impact of globalization on people and the planet.
Join us Thursday evening, April 12, for a panel discussion on what it takes for journalists to accurately tell international stories that have economic, scientific, cultural, political and public health impact; and how these complex, global subjects are still being covered well, even as journalism reinvents itself online and via social media.
This program is part of the Nieman Foundation's collaboration with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting in Washington, D.C., and will feature two ongoing Pulitzer Center reporting projects:
"Global Goods, Local Costs
," which assigns journalists around the world to trace the hidden costs for both people and the environment of the rising demand for raw materials used to produce consumer goods.
"Waiting for Water
," which pairs U.S. journalists with West African colleagues to follow up on promises by governments and aid organizations to improve water and sanitation and pushes for more accountability from all involved.
Walter Lippmann House
1 Francis Ave.
A wine and cheese reception will follow the discussion.