About News & Views
Today, international news stories can change from minute to minute, and lectures and panel discussions can’t always dive in to the latest developments. News & Views, a new conversation-based series from the International Relations Council, brings together a small group of community members for respectful, substantive discussion around one of that week’s top international new stories. Facilitated by a seasoned member of the International Relations Council, the group meets in different informal settings around town, like a happy hour on the Plaza, for a guided conversation about a topic and articles that we’ll share just a few days in advance. Individuals of all backgrounds, interests, and perspectives are welcome – we just ask that you bring an open mind, thoughtful questions, and common courtesy. Registration is free but helps us with planning; individuals cover their own food and drinks.
Topic of July 25 News & Views
Media and Horrifying Images - Necessary Evil, or Unnecessarily Sensational?: As media outlets, our ethics are challenged by decisions on if and how to use horrifying photos like the recent one of the immigrant father and daughter who drowned in the Rio Grande and earlier images like the one of three year old Syrian refugee whose body washed ashore in Turkey.
About the Facilitator
Steven Youngblood is the founding director of the Center for Global Peace Journalism at Park University in Parkville, Missouri USA, where he is a communications professor. He has organized and taught peace journalism seminars and workshops in 26 countries and territories. Youngblood is a two-time J. William Fulbright Scholar (Moldova 2001, Azerbaijan 2007). He also served as a U.S. State Department Senior Subject Specialist in Ethiopia in 2018. Youngblood is the author of “Peace Journalism: Principles and Practices” and “Professor Komagum.” He has been recognized for his contributions to world peace by the U.S. State Department, Rotary International, and the UN Association of Kansas City.
Horrifying Photos Sometimes Necessary
Good Editors Must be Thoughtful When Showing Readers Hard Truths, Like Photos of Dead Bodies
What Difference Does One Photo Make?
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