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The New Horizons in Journalism conference is back for a second year!
And once again, the conference will be livestreamed in English for free on December 1 for those who can’t travel to Sofia.
New Horizons in Journalism Conference coming December 1, 2022
This year’s primary conference themes are Disinformation & Propaganda, How to Navigate SLAPP Lawsuits, and Ways to Support Local Journalism with a keynote by Brian Beutler, editor in chief at Crooked Media.
A number of WPI alumni and board members will also speak at the conference including Camilla Bath (class of 2014), South African-based freelance journalist and media trainer; Alexey Kovalev (class of 2018), investigative editor at Meduza; and Michael Montgomery (WPI Board member), senior reporter and producer at Reveal.
Hong Kong is a largely racially homogeneous society, as only about 8% of the population is non-Chinese. Back home, I am in a privileged position as the majority. I do not need to tackle any racial issues. I am taken as who I am, and my skin color does not matter. In...
And once again, the conference will be livestreamed in English for free on December 1 for those who can’t travel to Sofia. This year’s primary conference themes are Disinformation & Propaganda, How to Navigate SLAPP ...