International and local journalists to visit IU Southeast

18th April 2011

NEW ALBANY, IN (April 18, 2011) – Two journalists, one local and one from abroad, will join forces at Indiana University Southeast this week to discuss the state of journalism.

Reporter Sujoy Dhar, who works for Reuters in India, and reporter Laura Ungar, of The Courier-Journal, will speak at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, in the Cultural Resource Center at the IU Southeast Library.

The pair will cover topics including:

  • Diversity in journalism, or the similarities and differences in how journalism is practiced in both India and the United States during these changing times.
  • Independent journalism. In this era of newspaper layoffs, closings and changes in the United States, journalists are and will continue to start small, independent ventures. Many will involve the Internet and multi-media tools such as video.
  • Multi-media journalism. The future of news gathering and dissemination is tied to the Internet, and India is ahead of the U.S. in many ways.
  • Narrative and enterprise journalism. One of the biggest challenges in American journalism today is translating the depth, perspective and strong storytelling in the best newspapers to the Web. And while journalism is thriving in India, narrative writing is not widely practiced.

The public is invited to attend.

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