Covering War: The Ukraine War in Perspective
Tensions over Ukraine and Russia have been building up for months and now Russian forces have launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Journalists around the world have been called to the frontlines to bring the most up to date information. News coverage has been intense as global attention has turned to the war and its impact on people, politics, and markets.
What is novel about the news coverage in the U.S. and elsewhere? What are the most striking aspects of the disinformation wars? What aspects of the news coverage confirm your previous experience and knowledge? What does the information environment affect actions and responses by multiple actors?
Join us on Thursday, March 3, at 6:30pm as we dive into a conversation about covering war and how the world is responding to this devastating conflict in Ukraine.
Sean Aday, Associate Professor of Media and Public Affairs, expert on news and war.
Thom Shanker, Director of the Project for Media and National Security, former New York Times Pentagon correspondent and former foreign correspondent based in Moscow, Berlin and Sarajevo.
Megan K. Stack, 2022 SMPA J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Fellow, author and award-winning war correspondent who reported from dozens of countries and was posted to Jerusalem, Cairo, Moscow, and Beijing.