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EVENT-CAST: How the Media Covers Israel: Journalism in a Land of Dueling Narratives

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Covering the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is like no other beat. An insider perspective from journalist Jodi Rudoren, Editor-in-Chief of The Forward and former Jerusalem Bureau Chief for The New York Times. Event held January 27, 2020.

About the Talk

Covering the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is like no other beat. Fighting over narratives as much as territory, the adversaries share virtually no common ground. The audience comes to the material with deep biases based on their own identities. And the activists have decided that undermining journalists’ credibility is a key battle tactic. Veteran journalist Jodi Rudoren, the former Jerusalem bureau chief of The New York Times and new Editor-in-Chief of The Forward, made a presentation about the opportunities and challenges in reporting in the Middle East.

Rudoren's presentation was followed by a conversation with Professor Dov Waxman, Director of the UCLA Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies.


About the Speaker

Jodi Rudoren is Editor-in-Chief of The Forward, the nation’s oldest independent Jewish news organization. She is helping lead a transformation of the 123-year-old institution, a nonprofit that went digital-only in early 2019. Rudoren joined The Forward in September 2019 after more than two decades as a reporter and editor for The New York Times. At The Times, Rudoren served as Jerusalem bureau chief from 2012 through 2015. She also served as Chicago bureau chief, education editor, and deputy on both the Metropolitan and International desks. She was executive producer of The Times' multimedia series “One in 8 Million,” which won an Emmy Award in 2009.

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Duration: 46:34