Visual Storytelling of Conflict

Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
"Conflict" is a necessary evil at the root of the best storytelling. War and conflict have naturally been a draw for intrepid journalists. This daylong series of panel discussions explores how the craft of journalism and the art of visual storytelling have changed in recent times. Supported by a grant from the CSU Entertainment Industry Initiative. Free.
Humanities Building, Rooms 309 and 310
Journalism Department
Journalism Department
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  • 10am – noon: Covering Conflict on the Home Front and Next Door. Barbara Davidson and Brian Frank, moderated by Kim Komenich.
  • Noon – 2pm: Jack and Jill of All Trades: Covering Conflict in a Multimedia World. Theo Rigby and Linda Fruend, moderated by Sachi Cunningham.
  • 2 – 3:30pm: Talking Trauma: Covering Conflict While Protecting Emotional Health. Kari René Hall and Kim Komenich.
  • 4 – 5:30pm: Keynote and The Dark Prison screening with Singeli Agnew, cinematographer and producer for Al Jazeera English. Moderated by Sachi Cunningham.
  • 6 – 6:45pm: Reception. Hosted by Journalism Chair Cristina Azocar.
  • 7 – 9pm: Screening of Al Jazeera films Mexico’s Vigilante State and South Sudan: Country of Dreams.


Photo: On March 2, 2010, 10-year-old Erica Miranda got home from school in Compton and, as usual, went outside to play basketball. “Shots fired,” she said. Her mother raced to her side and found her daughter shot three times. Photo by Barbara Davidson/Los Angeles Times.