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Journalism and Crisis

General Programming

dateApril 16, 2024 timeTuesday, 6:00pm EDT location The Forum at Columbia University, Columbia University
  • The Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities
  • Alliance Program
  • Columbia Maison Français
  • Columbia University Global Programs
  • Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma
  • Forbidden Stories
  • Graduate School of Journalism
  • Columbia Global Centers | Paris
  • Le Monde in English
email address [email protected]
  • Free and open to the public
  • Registration required.
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Three specialized panels will address 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 reporter 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

Full schedule and speakers' bios here.


Columbia Global Centers | Paris addresses pressing global issues that are at the forefront of international education and research: agency and gender, climate and the environment, critical dialogues for just societies, encounters in the arts, and health and medical science.

Le Monde is one of France’s leading daily newspapers. Le Monde in English, founded in 2022, celebrated its one-year anniversary at CGC | Paris this Spring.

For more than a century, the Columbia Maison Française has been a leader in fostering intellectual and cultural exchange between the United States and France, Europe, and the French-speaking world.

Reception to follow