CTSS to host discussion panel with acclaimed digital journalists

    CTSS announced that it will bring three acclaimed digital journalists to campus on Thursday, Oct. 26. The speakers include New Yorker writer Doreen St. Felix, widely-known freelance reporter Rembert Browne and Pulitzer Prize-winner Wesley Morris.  

    The event, titled "Journalism in the 21st Century: Politics, Pop Culture and Protest" will be CTSS's program event this fall. Britt Julious, who authors the Chicago Tribune's "On the Town" column, will moderate the discussion, which will take place in Harris 107 at 7 p.m.

    "We are so excited to hear from Doreen, Rembert and Wesley on a wide range of topics, from politics and the media to sports and pop culture," CTSS chair Ben Zimmerman said in a press release. "At a time filled with changing media structures and new, pressing issues at the forefront of our society, this event should inspire a really relevant and important conversation."

    The three journalists have each reported on a variety of different issues. St. Felix most frequently writes about music, pop culture and politics, and was formerly the editor-at-large for an online newsletter created by Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner. She was named to Forbes's 30 Under 30 List and was dubbed one of the "100 Most Influential People in Brooklyn Culture" by Brooklyn Magazine.

    Morris is a critic-at-large for the New York Times newspaper and a staff writer for the New York Times Magazine. He hosts a podcast called "Still Processing" with Jenna Wortham, and also writes about music and pop culture. He won a Pulitzer Prize for his "smart, inventive film criticism" as a writer at the Boston Globe in 2012.

    Finally, Browne was previously a writer at Grantland and a writer-at-large for NewYork magazine. Like St. Felix, Browne was also named to Forbes's 30 Under 30 List in 2016 and has coveered everything from Ferguson to President Obama. His most recently popular article, headlined "Colin Kaepernick Has a Job," focused on the quarterback and his relationship with race in America.

    "This distinguished group of journalists is on the forefront of the dynamic changes taking root in the newsroom and in the sphere of activism," CTSS board member Amanda Gordon said in a press release. "Their innovative forms of storytelling and criticism address the most pressing issues of our time. We are really excited to bring such an exciting panel of individuals to Northwestern's campus, and we believe it will generate a meaningful dialogue among students and faculty."


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