[Mod Post] Announcing the /r/IAmA Spotlight on Journalism: 2018!
The IAmA Moderators are excited to announce that during the month of October, we'll be welcoming journalists from around the world in an exploration of journalism and press freedom in 2018. You can find the schedule and our press release below:
October 1: Reporters from Maryland’s Capital Gazette, whose newsroom was targeted in a June mass shooting that resulted in the death of five employees. The AMA will feature several reporters who were in the newsroom at the time of the attack.
October 2: The Pulitzer Prize-winning reporting team from the Salt Lake Tribune, who won the award for a string of reports revealing the perverse, punitive, and cruel treatment given to sexual assault victims at one of Utah’s most powerful institutions.
October 3: Dmitry Sudakov, Editor of Russia’s leading newspaper Pravda
October 4: Carol Beyanga, Editor of Uganda’s Daily Monitor. Uganda has one of the worst press freedom ratings in the world.
October 4, Part 2: Kai Ryssdal and Molly Wood from NPR's Marketplace
October 5: Reporters from The Boston Globe
October 8: Levi Rickert, Publisher and Editor of Native News Online, a leading outlet for Native American News, taking place on Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples’ Day.
October 9: Amna Nawaz, National Correspondent at PBS NewsHour
October 10: Caitlin Dickerson, National Immigration Reporter at The New York Times
October 11: Oliver Milman, Environment Reporter at The Guardian (UK)
October 12: Bret Baier, Chief Political Anchor at Fox News
October 15: Danny Katch, Columnist at The Socialist Worker
October 16: Adham Youssef, Senior Reporter at Daily News Egypt
October 17: Kelley Beaucar Vlahox, Executive Editor of American Conservative Magazine
October 18: Lahav Harkov, News Editor of The Jerusalem Post
October 19: The reporting team from Donya ye Bazi, Iran’s only gaming magazine
October 22: The editorial team of The Stuyvesant Spectator, the school newspaper of NYC’s Stuyvesant High School
October 23: Maddison Connaughton, Editor of The Saturday Paper (Australia)
October 25: Michael Lucibella, Editor of The Antarctic Sun, conducting his AMA live from Antarctica’s McMurdo Station
October 26: Peace By Piece, the student newspaper of Austin Peace Academy, an Islamic K-12 school in Austin, TX.
October 29: Frank O’Donnell, Editor-in-Chief of The Scotsman (Scotland)
October 31: Rebecca Schneid and Hannah Kapoor, Editors-in-Chief of The Eagle Eye, the student newspaper of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
Additional names to be announced. Schedule subject to change.
A few notes:
We invited the White House to send a representative from the communications staff to participate in an AMA on the final day of the month. They did not respond and were replaced with the editors of The Eagle Eye, the student newspaper of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
Four outlets declined our invitation: ABC News, CBS News, The Palestine Chronicle, and The Wall Street Journal.
We reached out to several outlets that did not respond to our invitation. They include The Advocate, Al-Ayaam (Palestine), Alex Jones, China Daily, CNN, El Nacional (Venezuela), El Universal (Venezuela), El Universal (Mexico), The Grio, L’Osservatore Romano (the daily newspaper of Vatican City and Pope Francis), MSNBC, The National Review, People’s Daily (China), Pyongyang Times (North Korea), Rimjim-gang (North Korea), and Ultimas Noticias (Venezuela).
Press release: http://askmeanythi.ng/release.html