(Un)Covering North Korea

Barbara Demick, Beijing bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times
Susan Chira, Assistant Managing Editor for news for the New York Times
Katharina Zellweger, Korean Studies Program at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center
Adam Johnson , Associate Professor of English, Stanford University

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North Korea, arguably the most isolated country in the world, poses unique challenges for journalists. Access to the country is severely limited and even when a journalist is able to gain entry, the secretive and repressive nature of the state significantly limits what can be learned. Still, despite these difficult conditions, the realities of North Korean life are increasingly finding their way into various media, from newspaper reporting and on-line media to thinly fictionalized accounts. This panel will look at the coverage of North Korea through four different sets of eyes -- those of the journalist, represented by the 2012 Shorenstein Journalism Award winner Barbara Demick, the editor, the development and relief worker, and the novelist.

Monday, February 11, 2013 | 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
Bechtel Conference Center, Encina Hall, 1st floor

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