JUF Parallel Sessions

The conference will feature three different time slots for parallel sessions – two on Wednesday the 5th, and one on Friday the 7th. These will feature:

  • sessions in The Movie Room
  • sessions featuring the perspective, expertise, and experience of the 51 visiting international journalists, organized by region
  • sessions exploring conference themes in greater detail and nuance.

Sessions will take place either in the plenary room (the Ballroom) or the listed breakout rooms as below. Rooms are subject to change; check your conference booklet for the latest.

  • PS1: Plenary
  • PS2: Coronado: The Movie Room
  • PS3: Devargas
  • PS4: Peralta
  • PS5: Lamy. Note: this will be the home of The Student Newsroom except during these parallel sessions.

NOTE THAT WE ARE CURRENTLY REVISITING SOME OF THESE PARALLEL SESSIONS. A FULL AND FINAL LIST WILL BE POSTED BY NOVEMBER 16.

Day 1 Parallel Sessions: Wednesday, December 5th

Session One: 2:25 to 3:15

  • PS1: Olga Yurkova, Dana Priest, and David Bodney – The Global Fake News Epidemic.
  • PS2: The Movie Room: Lies, Leaks and Consequences. Introduced by Karen Sughrue of Retro Report, with commentary from an Edward R Murrow Fellow. This will be followed by a second Retro Report film.
  • PS3: TBD
  • PS4: Arbana Xharra and Janet Steele – Journalism and Islam: a Conversation.
  • PS5: TBD

Session Two: 3:30pm – 4:15pm

  • PS1: TBD
  • PS2: The Movie Room: Frontline: The Facebook Dilemma. Introduced by Dana Priest.
  • PS3: TBD
  • PS4: TBD
  • PS5: Steve YoungbloodThey’re coming to rob you, take your job, and ruin our community: Can peace journalism improve reporting about refugees and immigrants? Worldwide, media coverage of migrants tends to be disproportionately negative and distorted, often portraying immigrants, IDP’s, and refugees as criminals, diseased, and a burden on their host communities. This session will examine coverage of refugees in Turkey and in Europe, and of immigrants (including the recent caravan) by U.S. media. Then, peace journalism, with its goal of rejecting “us vs. them” narratives and not exacerbating conflicts, will be presented as a framework by which media can improve their professional practice in reporting migrants.

Day 2 Parallel Sessions: Thursday, December 6th

There are none scheduled this day. However, in the afternoon, participants will have the opportunity to speak directly, in small group settings, with the visiting international journalists.

Day 3 Parallel Sessions: Friday, December 7th

Session Three: 1:45 to 2:40

  • PS1: TBD
  • PS2: The Movie Room: Eternal Harvest: The Legacy of American Bombs in Laos. Introduced by Jerry Redfern and Karen Coates.
  • PS3: Sarah Gustavus, Michael Marcotte – New Mexico: Local News Trends and Challenges.
  • PS4: TBD
  • PS5: TBD