Reporting Without a Parachute: Reflections from a 'Post-War Correspondent'

REGINA, Sept. 20, 2013 /CNW/ - Bad news travels fast. And so do the journalists who report it.

International correspondents are our eyes and ears around the globe. But shrinking media budgets, accelerated news cycles and shuttered foreign bureaux are forcing reporters to cover more territory in less time. These 'parachute journalists' rarely have a chance to dig deep - as soon as the story is filed, their bags are packed for the next hotspot.

Award-winning photojournalist and reporter Marc Ellison is slowing down the news cycle. Whether he's writing for major newspapers or designing multimedia graphic novels, Marc's reporting shatters stereotypes of the developing world - sharing in-depth stories that capture the nuances of daily life.

Aga Khan Foundation Canada and the University of Regina's School of Journalism are pleased to welcome Marc to Regina for a special lecture and Q&A on Tuesday, September 24, as part of a series visiting six Canadian cities.

Drawing on his experiences with former child soldiers in Uganda, Marc will reflect on what it takes to navigate a foreign landscape - and how to bring a meaningful story home to Canadians.

Date: Tuesday, September 24

Time: 3:00 pm to 4:15 pm CST

Location: University of Regina, Administration Humanities Building, room 105.2.2

With financial support from the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development.

SOURCE Aga Khan Foundation Canada

For further information:

Rosemary Quipp
Public Affairs Officer, AKFC
rosemary@akfc.ca | +1-613-614-8891
http://www.akfc.ca/reporting