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International Discussion Series: Journalism's 'Mission Problem' and its implications for journalists around the world

Sponsored by Bechtel International Center, JSK Journalism Fellowships

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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Bechtel International Center invites you to International Discussion Series talk:

JOURNALISM'S 'MISSION PROBLEM'

AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR JOURNALISTS AROUND THE WORLD

Tuesday April 9, 2019, 12-1 PM

Assembly Room, Bechtel International Center

584 Capistrano Way, Stanford University

What should journalists do? Should they uncover the truth, or help people make better decisions? Or do they give a voice to the unheard? And what is the journalist’s job in countries that don’t have a First Amendment protecting them? Speaker Venkatesh makes the provocative case that journalism’s core mission ought to be seen differently in different parts of the world, and that US journalism schools and fellowships are not sufficiently geared to the needs of journalists around the world.

H R Venkatesh is a John S. Knight Fellow in journalism at Stanford, and founder of Ekta, a coalition of news organizations in India. He was a founding editor of The Quint in India, and Senior Anchor at CNN-IBN, CNN’s India affiliate. Prior to Stanford, he was an ICFJ Knight Fellow in New Delhi, and a Fellow at the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalismat CUNY, New York. In a voluntary capacity, he is the lead organizer for Hacks/Hackers in India. Venkatesh is from Bangalore, India. 

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Lunch served at 11:45AM

All are welcome!