The impact of journalism on international affairs, including migration across EU and US borders

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In this Catalyst Trust talk, highly acclaimed journalist, author and Associate Professor in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Minnesota, Giovanna Dell’Orto brings us a fascinating presentation on the changing face of journalism and how foreign reporting can impact, or fail to impact, on international affairs and policy.

What does it take for journalists to cover the world? And what is the impact of foreign news on international affairs? Giovanna Dell’Orto provides insights based on 61 interviews with foreign correspondents who have covered all continents since WWII, highlighting their evolving practices in the social media age and the grave constraints that they increasingly operate under as they seek to expose false narratives and give a voice to the voiceless.

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Dr Giovanna Dell’Orto, Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication (Minneapolis, USA), has lectured on the interplay of news, journalistic practices and international affairs to academics and professionals from China to Chile. A former journalist and author of AP Foreign Correspondents in Action and American Journalism and International Relations (Cambridge University Press, 2015 and 2013), which analyse the impact of foreign correspondents on American foreign policy, she is also author or editor of three other books on journalism and international affairs, including Reporting at the Southern Borders: Journalism and Public Debates on Immigration in the US and the EU (Routledge: 2013).

Giovanna Dell'Orta