From the release:
The International Center for Journalists and the National Press Club
cordially invite you to an event honoring the World Affairs Journalism Fellowships
Global Dispatches to the Heartland
ABC’s John Donvan on Why All News is Really Local
Tuesday, June 5
6:30 – 7:30 p.m., Reception to follow
National Press Club
529 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20045
Nightline correspondent John Donvan will discuss why it’s more important than ever to tell global stories to a local audience. Donvan, who has worked for ABC for more than two decades-much of it abroad-will share experiences covering hot spots around the world, and how he made his stories resonate in communities across America. He has served as Chief White House correspondent, Chief Moscow correspondent, Amman Bureau Chief, Jerusalem correspondent and correspondent for ABC News Magazine “Turning Point.” His most recent major assignment was covering the Iraq war, which won him recognition by the Chicago Sun Times as one of the top ten war correspondents.
This event is sponsored by the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation, which supports the World Affairs Journalism Fellowships. Administered by the International Center for Journalists, the program sends 13 U.S. journalists from small- and medium-circulation newspapers abroad to report on topics that relate to their communities. The fellows have won many top awards and an exhibition of their work will be on display.
Former fellows Bart Sullivan, Jan Risher and Jeff Sheban will also share lessons learned from reporting international issues through a local lens.