In anticipation of our meeting with Mideast journalists Feb. 10, we did some backgrounding in class Monday on the journalists, their news organizations and the current state of the press in their nations.
Please share with the others in your group (via email, Google Docs, whatever) what you found about the journalist(s) and nations you researched.
Group 1: Brian Taylor, Spencer Vasey, Heather Kilby
Algeria, Egypt and Jordan journalists
Group 2: Avery Gregurich, Sara Campillo, Hayleigh Syens
Iraqi and Lebanese journalists
Group 3: Amanda Goodwin, Jennifer Gardner, Ariella Miesner
Libya, Morocco, Qatar, Saudi Arabia
Group 4: Marissa Mumford, Hannah Bruneman, Linley Sanders, Allison Trebacz
Group 5: Maddie Wittenberg, Kristen Bramhall, Scott Huff
Yemen and Tunisia
Here is the list of journalists and their bios. It also includes some details of the trip.
Based on your research, what ideas for discussion topics or questions do you have for our session on the 10th? Feel free to share anything compelling that you learned about the journalists you researched. The goal here is to come to the Feb. 10 session informed enough to have a lively discussion and ask good questions.
Kristen Bramhall, Scott Huff and Maddi Wittenberg: Will you please work together to background the journalists from Yemen and Tunisia, and share what you learn with each other?
- Look up where the countries are on a map.
- Do a quick search for the current state of those countries, recent news, etc.
- Find what you can about the journalists and their news organizations.
- Read what the Committee to Protect Journalists has to say about the countries’ press environment.