David Bornstein, CEO and co-founder, Solutions Journalism Network
Demystifying: Why ‘Solutions Journalism’ Matters
Thursday, April 19, 4–5 p.m., 141 Allen Hall
David Bornstein is CEO and co-founder of the Solutions Journalism Network, which works to establish the practice of solutions journalism — rigorous reporting that examines responses to social problems — as an integral part of mainstream news.
He has been a newspaper and magazine reporter for 25 years, having started his career working on the metro desk of New York Newsday. Since 2010, he has co-authored, with
Tina Rosenberg, the “Fixes” column in The New York Times.
He is the author of three books: How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas (2003, Oxford University Press), The Price of a Dream: The Story of the Grameen Bank (1996, Simon & Schuster), and Social Entrepreneurship: What Everyone Needs to Know (2010, Oxford University Press).
Will Grant, Cuba correspondent, BBC (2018 Journalist in Residence)
Demystifying: Reporting in Cuba, Mexico and Venezuela
Thursday, May 3, 4–5 p.m., 141 Allen Hall
Will Grant is one of the UK’s leading broadcast journalists on Latin American affairs. He has been the BBC’s Correspondent in Cuba since late 2014, shortly before the announcement of the re-establishment of diplomatic ties with the United States. In that time he has covered such historic moments as President Obama’s ground-breaking visit to Cuba and the death of the founder of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro.
Before taking up his role in Cuba, he was the BBC Correspondent in Venezuela under Hugo Chavez and Mexico / Central America during some of the most violent years of the drug war. Will was previously the Americas Editor at the BBC World Service Radio, based in London and Miami and has covered the region extensively for over twenty years.
In this talk, Grant will discuss being a journalist in Venezuela, Mexico and Cuba, three of the countries that have forged the biggest headlines in Latin America over the past decade.
Each country is different. Yet for reporters, there are certain similarities that can help us to produce informed, objective and balanced journalism in these fascinating nations. Whether dealing with political pressure from hostile authorities or having an awareness of personal security issues, understanding how to operate in the region can only strengthen the rich tradition of storytelling from Latin America as a whole.
Will Grant graduated with First Class Honours from Edinburgh University and gained his Masters degree from the University of London’s Institute of Latin American Studies.
Currently based in Havana, Will Grant will be a 2018 SOJC Journalist in Residence. He will be on campus: meeting with students and faculty Tuesday, May 1, through Friday, May 4.
Joy Mayer, Director of the Trusting News project
Demystifying: How Journalists Can Rebuild Trust
Thursday, May 17, 4–5 p.m., 141 Allen Hall
Joy Mayer is the director of The Trusting News project, which researches news consumers and then helps journalists earn trust and demonstrate credibility.
She is an adjunct faculty member at The Poynter Institute and the University of Florida and is a community engagement strategist based Sarasota, Florida.
She spent 12 years teaching at the Missouri School of Journalism, where she created an engagement curriculum and a community outreach team in the newsroom of the Columbia Missourian and also taught web design and print design.
Tom Arviso Jr., Managing Editor and Publisher, The Navajo Times (2018 Journalist in Residence)
Talk title to be confirmed.
Thursday, May 24, 4:00-5:00 p.m., 141 Allen Hall
Tom Arviso Jr. became managing editor of the Navajo Times in October 1988, editor and publisher in 1993, and CEO of the Navajo Times Publishing Company in 2004.
He majored in journalism at Arizona State University and was a John S. Knight Fellowship in Journalism in 2000–01 at Stanford University.
Arviso is a former board vice president and treasurer for the Native American Journalists Association’s Board of Directors. He has received numerous awards, including the John Peter and Anna Catherine Zenger Award for Freedom of the Press and the People’s Right to Know, the Arizona Newspapers Association Freedom of Information Award, and The Native American Journalists Association’s Wassaja Award, for extraordinary service to Native journalism.
The Navajo Times is the longest-running Indian-owned newspaper in America. It was initially established by the Navajo Tribal Council in 1959 as a newsletter, and the first issue of the newspaper was published in 1960.
Its mission is to inform the Navajo people of events, news, and issues of importance to them, whether from within the boundaries of the Navajo Nation or throughout the United States. It is headquartered in Window Rock, Arizona.
Arviso will also be a 2018 SOJC Journalist in Residence. He will be on campus: meeting with students and faculty Monday, May 21, through Friday, May 25 (lunchtime).