The Forum at Columbia University
601 W. 125th St., New York, NY 10027
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The Forum, located on the corner of 125th Street and Broadway, is a unique community gathering space that serves as the gateway to Columbia University's developing Manhattanville campus. Open to the entire university as well as the local New York City community, The Forum is a multi-use venue that houses a state-of-the-art auditorium, meeting and event spaces, and communal work areas.



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Apr 16 2024


6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Formats (virtual, in person, hybrid)


Journalism and Crisis

Registration HERE

Free and Open to the Public

Reception to follow

Three specialized panels will discuss some of the most critical questions facing journalists and journalism today, particularly in an international context.

I. Ethical Responsibilities and Personal Risk

Journalists play a crucial role in fostering democratic discourse, one that comes with ethical responsibilities and personal risks. This panel explores how journalists navigate difficult and complex ethical questions, particularly when working with vulnerable contributors and how they assess issues of risk and endangerment when covering conflict and violence.

Moderated by Lydia Polgreen, New York Times and Committee to Protect Journalists

  • Sylvie Kauffmann, Le Monde
  • Habiba Nosheen, Columbia Journalism School
  • Saidu Tejan-Thomas, Resistance podcast

II. Collaborating Across Borders

Cross-border collaboration is increasingly vital in reporting on global crises. This panel explores how journalists can share sources and data to strengthen the scope and reach of their reporting and how a collaborative approach helps them become resilient in the face of coercion, censorship, intimidation, and threats of violence.

Moderated by Bruce Shapiro, Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma

  • Asia Balluffier, Le Monde
  • Laurent Richard, Forbidden Stories
  • Hoda Osman, Arab reporters for investigative journalism

III. Trust and Transparency

In an era of rampant misinformation, disinformation, and eroding trust in the media, how can journalists and journalism outlets create meaningful relationships with their constituents? This panel examines the role of transparency in building bridges between journalists and the communities they serve – and what it means to democratize journalism.

Moderated by Jelani Cobb, The New Yorker and Columbia Journalism School

  • Elvire Camus, Le Monde
  • Gilles Paris, Le Monde
  • Robe Imbriano, Columbia Journalism School
Event Contact Information:
Marie Doezema