Immersive Journalism: A Panel Discussion

Tuesday, September 17 › 6:30-8 p.m.

Columbia, University of Missouri, Reynolds Journalism Institute, 401 S. 9th Street, Smith Forum

One Read author Jessica Bruder didn’t just parachute in to tell the stories of Linda May and the other subjects in her book "Nomadland." She lived the "nomad" life, purchasing her own van to travel with those whose stories she was telling and committing years of her life to the project. This immersive approach to journalism is challenging and expensive, but it allowed Bruder to tell stories others couldn’t. Journalism professors Stacey Woelfel, Ron Stodghill and Marty Steffens, along with moderator Katherine Reed, will discuss immersive and personal finance journalism and the challenges and benefits of this type of journalism. Stacey Woelfel leads the School of Journalism’s documentary film program. Ron Stodghill is a magazine professor who has written for The New York Times, Time and Business Week as well as authoring several books. Marty Steffens is the Society for American Business Writers and Editors endowed chair and teaches business and finance journalism. Moderator Katherine Reed is a journalism professor and the public safety and health editor at the Missourian. Co-sponsored by the Columbia Missourian and the MU School of Journalism.

Registration: Not required.