Global Journalist

Program Preview: World Press Freedom Day

May 3 marks the 19th World Press Freedom Day and the theme this year is “New Frontiers, New Barriers.” Discussions surrounding the role of social media, audience participation and user-generated content are scheduled throughout the week. The role of citizen journalists in covering crises, like the Japanese tsunami, or the conflicts in the Middle East, will undoubtedly come up.

But, with the closures of so many American foreign bureaus during the past five or six years, entrepreneurs are re-thinking international journalism in a way that continues to involve professional journalists.

Join us this week as three entrepreneurs discuss new models for international journalism in the age of social and digital media.

All three guests lead non-profit media organizations, which focus on international reporting that often falls below the radar of mainstream media.

You can participate in the discussion by emailing questions or comments to: globaljournalistprogram@gmail.com

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