The New Storytellers: Journalism in the Age of Covid
Journalism at Denison University and Between Coasts present “The New Storytellers: A Series of Conversations About Journalism Today.”
Journalism is hosting panelists from the field at three events on Thursdays this spring. The first event, “Journalism in the Age of Covid,” is on February 18, from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. featuring panelists Ted Genoways and Esther Honig. The first conversation will feature investigative journalists reflecting on the important work of longform narrative reporting during the pandemic.
Genoways and Honig are co-authors of a “Mother Jones” feature on Colorado meatpacking workers during Covid: “‘The Workers Are Being Sacrificed’: As Cases Mounted, Meatpacker JBS Kept People on Crowded Factory Floors”.
The story follows Crystal Rodriguez’s family in Greeley, Colorado, home to JBS’s American headquarters and a massive plant that employs 6,000 workers. JBS USA is the leading processor of beef, pork, and prepared foods in the U.S. and Canada.
Ted Genoways is an award-winning poet, journalist, author, and editor. Genoways is a contributing writer at “Mother Jones” and “The New Republic,” as well as editor-at-large at “Pacific Standard.” His work has also appeared in “Harper’s,” “The New York Times Magazine”, “Outside,” and the “Washington Post” Book World. He is a winner of a National Press Club Award and the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism, and he has received fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation. He is the author of “This Blessed Earth.”
Esther Honig is an award-winning journalist who has worked as a reporter across the Midwest, in Colorado, and internationally in Mexico. A fluent Spanish-speaker, she works primarily in audio to tell stories about agriculture, U.S. immigration policy and rural issues. Her work has been featured by NPR, “Mother Jones” Magazine and “Latino USA.”
All events are stand-alone and available remotely, free and open to the public.
Registrants will receive the event’s Zoom log-in information prior to the event(s). Please RSVP to the event.
This event is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and a gift by alumna Sue Douthit O’Donnell ‘67.