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Thursday, February 18, 2016 09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Michael Moss: Workshop on storytelling

Messenger Lecturer Michael Moss, is a renowned investigative journalist and book author who has been specializing in our food supply in recent years. His long-form journalism involves making technical and regulatory facts seem interesting to a general audience. He also pays close attention to the line between reporting and advocacy, and works both sides of that line. 

He will be leading a workshop called “You are your own journalist: the evolving ethics of storytelling” from 9-10:30 AM on Thursday February 18th in room 401 Physical Sciences.  It is intended primarily for graduate students who expect to connect with the general public about their own work or goals, using one of the many current platforms that resemble journalism.

Attendance is limited to 25 people to keep the experience valuable, so please register.

Mr. Moss has asked that participants read the two newspaper articles below before the session to help open the conversation about storytelling. Read them with attention to how he tells a story.

One aspect of the session might be to trade places and pretend that you are writing an article, and he is the subject, and to ask him questions that bring out an interesting story.   

Here are the links to the New York Times site.  If you are blocked by the pay wall, use the links via the Cornell Library below.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/04/health/04meat.html?pagewanted=all

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/10/dining/a-scientist-helps-to-reinvent-broccoli.html

Here are the links available through the Cornell Library:

The Burger That Shattered Her Life: Trail of E. Coli Shows Flaws in Ground Beef Inspection System

Broccoli Reborn http://bi.galegroup.com/essentials/search?u=nysl_sc_cornl#q=publicationTitle^The+New+York+Times^and&page=1&limiters=pubDate^20130710-20130710&narrow=broccoli

His public lecture:"A Journey into the Underbelly of the Processed Food Industry" will take place on:

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 @ 4:30PM - B25 Warren Hall

and his Panel Discussion: "Broccoli the alpha vegetable. Hard-core messaging for healthier eating" will take place:

Thursday, February 18, 2016 @ 2:30PM - 401 Warren Hall

Location:
401 Physical Sciences Building

Register for this workshop in advance
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