Time: 10:00 - 10:20
25 March: When reporting from the war zone becomes a question of life and death
Jeffrey Newton and Brent Renaud have together been reporting from war zones across the world. Last Sunday, 13 March, Brent Renaud was tragically killed while reporting from the war in Ukraine. Jeffrey Newton will tell us how they have together reported from conflicts while ensuring to get the facts right and at times dealing with forces trying to undermine their authority or independence.
Brief bio on Jeffrey Newton: Jeffrey Newton spent 14 years as a producer for 60 Minutes, primarily covering war in hot spots around the globe. He was the first senior producer for Vice, HBO’s groundbreaking weekly news magazine. After Vice, Newton was hired as a senior producer by National Geographic to help run its eight-part documentary series Chain of Command, which focused on the US military’s global fight against violent extremism.
Newton has reported from some of the most dangerous hot spots, including Somalia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia, and Kosovo. He’s a multiple Emmy winner, multiple Edward R. Murrow Award recipient, and Dupont Award Winner. He has also won awards for war reporting from the Overseas Press Club of America. He has been an adjunct advisor for the Columbia journalism school documentary program for seven years.
In a time where truth is more challenged than ever, we invite you for 20 minutes, once a week, to learn from the brightest minds on the fight against disinformation.
This series of events will serve as an arena from all involved in the fight against disinformation. Ranging from journalists, fact-checkers, researchers, technology companies, to media organizations in a joint effort to address this challenge to reliable media, and threat to democracy.
Every Friday from 10:00 am to 10:20 am.