SPJ Excellence in Journalism Conference Panel Focuses on International Reporting

Saraswati was married at the age of 16 and endured physical and mental abuse because of dowry extortion for 23 years. She told her story to Varsha Ramakrishnan, a Campus Consortium student fellow, whose reporting won a 2013 SPJ National Mark of Excellence Award. Image by Arjun Suri. India, 2013.

Saturday, September 6, 2014 (All day)

Pulitzer Center Director of Development and Outreach Ann Peters speaks on Saturday, September 6, about international opportunities for journalists and university students as part of the 2014 Society of Professional Journalists Excellence in Journalism Annual Conference.

On the SPJ conference panel Go Global: International Opportunities to Practice or Teach Journalism. Peters is joined by Linda Lumsden, associate professor at University of Arizona; MaSovaida Morgan, South America destination editor for Lonely Planet; Emily Schult, program director for the International Center for Journalists; and Dru Menaker, senior media advisor and director of Communities of Practice at IREX. Jeff South, associate professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, moderates.

The discussion will focus on the benefits, challenges, and logistics of teaching and practicing journalism in other countries. This program is part of the Conference's breakout sessions, which range from discussions on broadcasting and financial reporting to journalism ethics and new media development.

During the last two years, the SPJ has honored the reporting undertaken by four Pulitzer Center student fellows, with two of those students becoming national winners:

Anna Van Hollen
Davidson College: 2012 Feature Writing, Small School Division: "Palestinian Youth at a Crossroads"

Varsha Ramakrishnan
John Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health: 2013 Non-Fiction Magazine Article: "A Broken Promise: Dowry Violence in India"

Follow this link to register for the conference. The conference runs September 4 through September 6.

Saturday, September 6
Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center
2800 Opryland Drive
Nashville, TN