Journalism at War: What Kind of War Report Can(not) Be?
Ivo Mijnssen / Dominic Nahr
Neue Zürcher Zeitung
Conference room of Center for Urban History
One can work in journalism after graduating from the faculties and departments of sociology, cultural studies, philosophy, classical philology, history, gender studies, law, or economics. Does academic background affect journalists' work? Is it important for a war reporter to understand the broader historical context? What should be written about during the war, if not the course of hostilities and international technical aid?
We will discuss this at the workshop with Ivo Mijnssen, a journalist from the Swiss publication NZZ, and Dominic Nahr, a photojournalist. Besides, the following issues will also be discussed: where the line between objectivity and those people one is writing about, especially in the context of the war in Ukraine; how to remain critical and not play along with Russian propaganda; the ethical challenges of working as a foreign correspondent in Ukraine; how the Swiss audience perceives reports from here; and the ethics of the photography during crises and wars in various places of the world.
Daria Badior, a critic, editor, and film curator, will moderate the meetings.
Working language: English
The Center for Urban History organizes the meeting in cooperation with the School of Journalism and Communications of the Ukrainian Catholic University.
Cover image: Sandbags protect the windows of a school which is being converted into a refugee shelter in Lviv, Ukraine. March 2022 / Dominic Nahr, NZZ