Featured moderators Dan Rather and Slate editor-in-chief Jacob Weisberg will navigate panelists of New York Times reporters, photojournalists, and renowned correspondents through two distinct, but salient discussions: "Looking Back: 30 Years of Covering War" and "Looking Ahead: Social Media and Revolution."
Panelists and participants include, among others: Rajiv Chandrasekaran, senior correspondent and associate editor for the The Washington Post; Sheila Coronel, CPJ board member, director of Columbia University's Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism, and co-founder of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism; Nazila Fathi, New York Times correspondent and Nieman Fellow; Rebecca MacKinnon, CPJ board member and co-founder of Global Voices Online; and Ahmed Shihab-Eldin, producer and co-host of Al-Jazeera English.
The event will also serve to highlight the Columbia University Libraries’s acquisition of the CPJ Archives, a comprehensive collection of documents spanning nearly three decades of the organization’s human rights work through reports, case files, administrative files, as well as photographs, videos, and a vast collection of newspaper clippings. The archive will be part of Columbia University Libraries’ Center for Human Rights Documentation and Research, which promotes the acquisition and study of primary source documentation on human rights. The collection will be available for research in Columbia’s Rare Book & Manuscript Library.
The Conference will take place in the Kellogg Conference Center, in the International Affairs Building at Columbia University on Friday, March 4, 2011 from 2:00pm – 5:00pm.