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Empathy and Journalism: The power of immersive reporting in creative nonfiction

Helen Thorpe, Journalism; with Carolyn Rouse, Anthropology

October 28, 2021 · 12:00 pm1:15 pm · 16 Joseph Henry House and Zoom

Program in Journalism
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Helen Thorpe, a visiting Ferris Professor of Journalism in the Humanities Council, is a journalist and an award-winning author of three books of narrative nonfiction. Her latest, The Newcomers, recounts her experience of spending a year inside a Denver high school with 22 immigrant students from around the world as they learned English together. Her work has also appeared in The New York Times Magazine and The New Yorker. Discussant Carolyn Rouse is Ritter Professor of Anthropology and chair of the Department of Anthropology.

The Program in Journalism invites faculty, graduate students and staff to join the next in our series of events in which distinguished visiting journalists discuss their work and pressing issues of the day with faculty from a variety of disciplines. These lunchtime talks offer intimate looks inside the work of colleagues and an opportunity for dialogue across specialties.

Registration is required. In-person attendance is limited to registered PUID holders only and will be capped at 16. Joining this event via Zoom is also possible. Register here for more details.

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