HALIFAX, Sept. 18, 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 King's School of Journalism are pleased to welcome Marc to Halifax for a special lecture and Q&A on Thursday, September 19, 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: Thursday, September 19
Time: 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm ADT
Location: University of King's College, New Academic Building, KTS Lecture Hall
With financial support from the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development
SOURCE: Aga Khan Foundation Canada
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