COVERING CONGO: Journalism in the DRC
Emergent technology is rapidly changing the landscape of journalism as we know it. The past decade has seen an explosive growth in new digital media outlets, the cultivation of new forms of storytelling, and a movement toward niche coverage. With all these developments, the future of journalism around traditionally underreported stories, such as the crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo, has never been brighter -- or has it?
Congo in Harlem, in collaboration with the Columbia School of Journalism, will convene a diverse panel of journalists and scholars to discuss the current state of journalism in DR Congo. The conversation will unpack the challenges and constraints journalists face in getting their stories out, as well as explore the new possibilities that digital media has to offer, with the aim of arriving at a more nuanced understanding of the forces at play in shaping current media representations of Congo and its people.
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