The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) and The Media Project invite you to join us for the European Journalism Institute 2021 Virtual Seminar: A Digital Exploration of Key Themes and New Trends in Journalism. An exciting, digital twist on our global journalism program, this three-day seminar will feature successful journalists from top news outlets, nonprofits and universities. Each session will focus on a different aspect of ethical reporting, especially as it pertains to this year’s climate. See below for individual session details.
This event is open to anyone who would like to participate. As is typical of TFAS’s in-person program, this year’s seminar will delve into entrepreneurship, storytelling and religion reporting. Attendees will receive a well-rounded instructional experience that will advance their understanding of journalism in the 21st century.
EJI 2021, hosted through our partnership with The Media Project, will be an abbreviated virtual conference comprised of three sessions of 1.5 hours each with panelist dialogue followed by plenty of time for Q&A.
Session 1: Entrepreneurship in Journalism
Tuesday, July 6 | 12 – 1:30 p.m. EST
- David Rocks, Senior Editor for Bloomberg News and Businessweek
- Dina Aboughazala ’05, ’08, Founder of EGAB (Former Senior Journalist for BBC)
- Lynn Walsh, Assistant Director of Trusting News (Former President of SPJ and TV Broadcaster)
- Vishal Arora, Founding Member and Editor of Newsreel Asia
- Moderator: Paul Glader ’99, ’00, Co-founder and CEO of VettNews.com (Former Reporter for WSJ, Associated Press and The Washington Post)
Session 2: Storytelling in Journalism
Wednesday, July 7 | 12 – 1:30 p.m. EST
- David Blevins, Senior Ireland Correspondent for Sky News
- Sean Gallup, Chief News Photographer for Getty Images
- Stephanie Slade, Novak ’16, Managing Editor for Reason Magazine
- Suzanne Kianpour ’09, Foreign Affairs and Political Reporter for BBC
- Moderator: Melissa Harrison, Reporter with NBC, Senior Programs Manager at The Media Project, Professor at Texas Christian University (Former writer for ABC’s World News Tonight)
Session 3: Reporting on Religion
Thursday, July 8 | 12 – 1:30 p.m. EST
- Ibrahim Al-Marashi ’01, Contributor to Al Jazeera, Associate Professor at California State University San Marcos
- Julie Asher, National Editor at Catholic News Service
- Meagan Clark, Managing Editor of Religion Unplugged
- Moderator: Joseph Starrs, Director of the Journalism + Communications Track and U.S. Programs at The Fund for American Studies