Journalist Don Belt to present ‘Slow Journalism’ at Newhouse Sept. 22
Longtime National Geographic writer and editor Don Belt, working in partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, will lead a conversation about creating and integrating multiple disciplines into long-form stories at an event at the Newhouse School Sept. 22. Presented by the magazine and multimedia photography and design departments and the Alexia Tsairis Chair for Documentary Photography, the event will take place at 5:30 p.m. in the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium, Newhouse 3.
Belt’s presentation, “Slow Journalism: Integrating Digital into Traditional Storytelling,” is based on Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Paul Salopek’s ground-breaking “Out of Eden” project for National Geographic. For that project, Salopek retraces on foot the global migration of our ancestors in a 21,000-mile, seven-year odyssey that began in Ethiopia and ended in Tierra del Fuego. His work integrates traditional text-oriented storytelling, grounded in timeless principles of research, reporting, interviewing, writing and editing, with photos, videos, audio and other aspects of modern digital narrative.
Belt, who is now a professor of journalism at the University of Richmond, is an award-winning journalist, an acclaimed teacher and public speaker and an experienced communications strategist working on behalf of worthwhile causes and organizations. He brings a global and humanistic perspective to every project he takes on, ranging from editing the first-ever National Geographic retrospective on Islam to exploring the frontiers of journalism in the digital age.
For more information about his talk, contact Jim Shahin at 315-443-2381 or firstname.lastname@example.org.