Immersion: Reporting From Within Vulnerable Communities

Andrea Elliott, Journalism; Rena Lederman, Anthropology; Nadja Drost, Journalism; Kathryn Edin, Sociology and Public Affairs
Feb 23, 2023, 4:30 pm6:30 pm
Arthur Lewis Auditorium, Robertson Hall


Event Description

Immersing yourself in the lives of others for weeks or years can yield insight into the plight of marginalized groups—refugees, needy children, communities of the street. It also presents ethical quandaries for journalists, sociologists, and anthropologists alike. Hear leaders in their respective fields discuss how they cope with the challenges, and the secrets they have uncovered in the process.

The Humanities Council‘s Program in Journalism invites you to join us for this interdisciplinary conversation.

The panelists:

Andrea Elliott, visiting Ferris Professor of Journalism; staff writer for The New York Times and author of “Invisible Child”

Rena Lederman, Professor of Anthropology; scholar of ethics and the politics of “method” in human sciences

Nadja Drost, visiting Ferris Professor of Journalism; documentary filmmaker and frequent contributor to PBS NewsHour

Kathryn Edin, William Church Osborn Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, and Director of the Bendheim-Thoman Center for Research on Child Wellbeing

Discussion moderated by Joe Stephens, Ferris Professor of Journalism in Residence and founding director of the Program in Journalism.

Open to the public. Reception to follow.

Please email Margo Bresnen, Journalism Program Manager, at [email protected] with any questions or difficulties.

Co-sponsored with Program in Journalism