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Division and Despair: Reporting on Economic Inequality

October 5, 2015, 4:00 PM

Free

Economic inequality is the defining issue of our day. The gap between the very rich and very poor in developing nations dashed hopes that all boats would rise together. Certainly the writings of Katherine Boo, the 2015 Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award Winner, underscore what some believe to be the persistent link between rapid growth and widespread, stark poverty in emerging economies. In the United States, there is little doubt that poverty, stagnant wages, the “one percent,” and the prospects of a shattered American dreams will shape the 2016 election and set the policy agenda for a generation. This distinguished panel of journalist will explore the importance and challenges of reporting on this critically important issue.

The panelists are:

  • Kathleen Kingsbury, editor of the Ideas Section, Boston Globe
  • Mike Baker, investigative reporter, Seattle Times
  • Wendi Thomas, columnist, Memphis Flyer

The moderator will be Walter Hatch, associate professor of government and director of the Oak Institute for Human Rights at Colby College.

The panel discussion is part of the Elijah Parish Lovejoy Convocation.

Details

Date:
October 5, 2015
Time:
4:00 PM
Cost:
Free
Website:
http://www.colby.edu/lovejoyaward/lovejoy-panel-discussion/

Organizer

Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement
Phone:
859-5300
Email:
goldfarb@colby.edu
Website:
www.colby.edu/goldfarb/

Venue

Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond Building, Colby College
4000 Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME
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