On Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010, the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard will host an evening discussion on how news media collaboration and innovative online tools can bridge the foreign reporting gap.
Titled “International Journalism 2.0: Bringing Home the Global Water Crisis” the event will bring Dennis Dimick, executive editor for the environment at National Geographic, and Jon Sawyer founding director of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis reporting, to Harvard to discuss their joint collaboration with PBS NewsHour to raise the visibility of water and population issues. John Briscoe, professor of environmental engineering at Harvard University and a former senior water advisor at The World Bank will respond. Stefanie Friedhoff, special projects manager at the Nieman Foundation, will moderate the conversation.
The event will kick off a new collaboration between the Nieman Foundation and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis reporting. It is open to the public and will take place at Lippmann House, One Francis Avenue, Cambridge, Mass. from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 27. A wine and cheese reception will follow the discussion. If you have questions, e-mail Stefanie_Friedhoff@harvard.edu or call at 617-496-8511.