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NYC Salon: Covering the Syrian Crisis
November 1, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
What it is like being a journalist reporting on Syria and the Middle East?
Behind the headlines of reporting on the refugee crisis: Miriam Berger, formerly of BuzzFeed World News, shares her experiences reporting on refuges in the Middle East, Central Asia, Africa, and Europe over the last few years, with a particular focus on the Syrian crisis and conditions in Greece.
We’ll also discuss your views on media coverage of the refugee crisis, ethical and journalistic dynamics shaping this news, and ways to be involved through organizations and other volunteer opportunities.
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About NYC Salon:
Historically, salons served as a place where philosophers, mathematicians, journalists, artists, poets and writers could meet and debate and discuss a variety of topics from different fields. Currently, it has many incarnations in urban environments including the NYC Creative Salon and the Tech Salon. These salons provide an excellent place for intimate creative conversations to take place and for makers and theorists to collaborate. On the other hand, the One Salon (started in Palo Alto by Max Song, Adrik McIlroy and Rafael Cosman) found a way to be a lot more open — e.g. diversity in topics, backgrounds, interests — while making an attempt to preserve talk quality and depth. Our goal is to combine the best aspects of both of these salons.
We fundamentally believe that both lecture and discussion are necessary for our events and our only requirement for speakers is that they construct an activity that encourages conversation and lets attendees feel the material they learn. As such, the NYC Salon strives to be something whose Twitter description would be, “TED with friends.”