LSU Reilly Center to Host 2023 John Breaux Symposium ‘The Changing Labor of Global Journalism: Relationships, Tools and Power’

February 27, 2023

BATON ROUGE—Sweeping changes have taken place in global journalism—coverage that crosses national borders—affecting everything from who reports it and how it is reported to who publishes and how audiences consume it. Join the LSU Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs at the 2023 John Breaux Symposium on March 2 at 3:30 p.m. CT to examine these changes with a focus on the relationships, tools and power involved in contemporary global journalism.

The symposium will feature a keynote panel with global journalism experts Jesse Lewis and Anjan Sundaram, Ph.D. Moderator Uyen Diep, a foreign correspondent and current graduate student at the LSU Manship School of Mass Communication, will guide the discussion, which will cover theoretical insights to aid practitioners and scholars in their future work.

“As a professor, I don’t often get the chance to collaborate with and learn from other experts who study and practice global journalism,” said Ruth Moon, Ph.D., an assistant professor at the Manship School and a Reilly Center research affiliate. “This year’s John Breaux Symposium will be a great opportunity to help researchers stay connected to the challenges practitioners are facing in today’s complicated global environment.”

Jesse Lewis, managing partner and executive producer of Fresh Eye, Clear Lens Productions, is bringing more than 40 years of experience in journalism, diplomacy, public affairs and crisis management to this year’s keynote panel. Anjan Sundaram, Ph.D., is a journalist, academic and award-winning author of two memoirs, “Stringer” and “Bad News.” His upcoming memoir, “Breakup: A Marriage in Wartime,” is slated for release in April. This year’s moderator, Uyen Diep, is a first-year Ph.D. student at the Manship School and a foreign correspondent from Vietnam with almost eight years of journalism experience.

“As a Ph.D. student at the Manship School and a foreign correspondent in Asian countries, I am honored to be chosen as the moderator for this year’s Breaux Symposium,” said Diep. “I look forward to learning about diverse perspectives from other experienced international journalists and applying them to my research.”

This event will take place at 3:30 p.m. in the Holliday Forum of the Manship School’s Journalism Building at 144 Field House Drive on the campus of Louisiana State University on March 2. Admission is free and open to the public, but you must reserve your seat via Eventbrite by Feb. 28. This event will also be livestreamed on the Manship School YouTube channel.

Parking is available at the Union Square Garage, which can be accessed from East Campus Drive. Visitor parking is available on the second, third, and fourth floors of the garage for $1.50 per hour on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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