Thursday, May 15, 2014
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: University Library, Forum Room 2nd FL South, 1970 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it
Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students
Group: University Libraries
Program of African Studies
Category: Multicultural & Diversity
Associate Professor of Journalism at the Medill School at Northwestern University Douglas Foster’s received his BA in American Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is a former newspaper reporter, magazine editor, television correspondent, and documentary producer who now teaches feature writing to graduates and undergraduates while overseeing the Journalism Residency Program in South Africa.
His coursework centers on three related concerns: How to pursue immersion reporting of the kind that generates successful feature stories, how to present important narratives in sustained ways, and how to confront the challenges journalists face in covering news across lines of class, ethnicity, nation, language, and culture. These are consistent themes in both the body of his journalism and in the content of his classes.