International journalism and the global water crisis

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On Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010, the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard will host an evening discussion on how news media collaboration and innovative online tools can bridge the foreign reporting gap.

Titled “International Journalism 2.0: Bringing Home the Global Water Crisis,” the event will bring Dennis Dimick, executive editor for the environment at National Geographic, and Jon Sawyer founding director of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, to Harvard to discuss their joint collaboration with PBS NewsHour to raise the visibility of water and population issues.

John Briscoe, professor of environmental engineering at Harvard and a former senior water adviser at The World Bank will respond. Stefanie Friedhoff, special projects manager at the Nieman Foundation, will moderate the conversation.

The event will kick off a new collaboration between the Nieman Foundation and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. The purpose of the talk is to reach out to the academic, research, and student communities and involve them in a conversation on the importance of international journalism; what the challenges are to reporting a complex subject that affects the entire globe; and how this type of in-depth global reporting can be sustained and improved.

The event is open to the public and will take place at Lippmann House, One Francis Avenue, Cambridge, Mass., from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 27. A wine and cheese reception will follow the discussion. If you have questions, email or call 617.496.8511.