‘Deep South’ Film Screening and Q&A with Professor Duy Linh Tu

Join us on Monday, February 10 at 6 P.M. at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism Lecture Hall for a screening of Deep South, an award-winning documentary about the rural American South and the people who inhabit its most quiet corners. Beneath layers of history, povertyand now soaring HIV infectionsfour Americans redefine traditional Southern values to create their own solutions to survive. The screening will be followed by a Q+A with Professor Duy Linh Tu, the Director of Photography of the film. Food will be served.

RSVP: http://bit.ly/1b5t3W9

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This event is sponsored by the Sevellon Brown Fund, and is hosted by Columbia University’s AAJA chapter, CULGJA, SPJ, Columbia Women in Media, SAJA, and CUNAHJ.

Questions? Contact CUAAJA’s Rosa Kim at rdk2125 (at) columbia.edu or Yumi Araki at ya2305 (at) columbia.edu. We look forward to seeing you at the screening!

Join AAJA-Columbia for Dim Sum Nov. 10

Charming Sunset Park is the site of Brooklyn Chinatown. Enjoy the sights, sounds, and curious aromas of a veritable mini-Hong Kong in the heart of New York City. Also, eat the dim sum. It’s the city’s best. East Harbor Seafood Palace is the favorite dim sum joint of those in the know. So come one, come all to East Harbor on Nov. 10 at noon for Sunday brunch Canton style.

Columbia AAJA and the Weatherhead East Asian Institute present: Former CNN Asia Correspondent Mike Chinoy’s documentary on the history of American correspondents in China

REGISTER HERE: https://assignment-china.eventbrite.com/?ref=estw

Please join us on Monday, October 21 for a screening of former Senior CNN Asia Correspondent Mike Chinoy’s documentary, Assignment: China.

LOCATION: Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs | Hamilton Hall, Room 703

TIME: 6 – 8 p.m.

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opening-up-medwebOpening Up is one episode of Assignment China, a multi-part documentary film series on the history of American correspondents in China being produced by the U.S.-China Institute at the University of Southern California. Opening Up is based on extensive interviews with virtually all the reporters who opened the first U.S. news bureaus in the Peoples Republic, including Jay Mathews of the Washington Post, Richard Bernstein of Time Magazine, Fox Butterfield of the New York Times, Frank Ching of the Wall St. Journal,  Melinda Liu of Newsweek, John Roderick of the Associated Press, Jim Laurie of ABC, Bruce Dunning of CBS, Sandy Gilmour of NBC, and many others. MLin80swithChineseman

This documentary also contains interviews with Chinese officials who sought to manage the western media, with some of the people the reporters covered, as well rare archival footage, still photos, and previously unseen home videos. As the first resident US correspondents in Beijing in 30 years, the small American press corps struggled to break through the barriers of politics, language, and culture, while confronting the technological challenges of operating in a developing country long cut off from the West, seeking to convey to American audiences a sense of China at a moment of dramatic change.

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The lead reporter is Mike Chinoy, a senior fellow at the Institute and former CNN Beijing bureau chief and senior Asia correspondent. Former U.S. ambassador to China Winston Lord described the series as an “essential and invaluable” resource for understanding the role the U.S. media has played in shaping American and international perceptions of the country.

Follow Mike Chinoy on Twitter.

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AAJA and AMEJA Present War Zone Photographer Nicole Tung

SEPTEMBER 12. 6 PM. STABILE STUDENT CENTER.

Award-winning photojournalist Nicole Tung will be presenting her work and talking about her experience in Libya and Syria, with a focus on the civilian plight.

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She will be addressing the dangers and difficulties of covering Syria as a freelancer, and how she has managed to do it until now.

Nicole Tung studied journalism and history (NYU ‘09) and freelances for the New York Times and other international newspapers and magazines.

Since 2011, she is covering the Arab revolutions in North Africa and the Middle East.

Thursday, September 12. 6 PM. Stabile Student Center (2nd floor). Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

With the support of the Arab and Middle East Journalists Association, and the Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma. Sponsored by the Sevellon Brown Fund.