Archives for September 2015

CARE President and CEO Michelle Nunn to address humanitarian crisis during Atlanta Press Club appearance

ATLANTA — CARE President and CEO Michelle Nunn will offer her perspective on the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis, the world’s largest humanitarian crisis since World War II, during an exclusive appearance before the Atlanta Press Club on Oct. 1. 

Nunn will share insights about the people behind the crisis, the challenges they face and the humanitarian needs in Syria and neighboring countries, such as Jordan and Turkey. Former CNN president Tom Johnson will lead the conversation.

After an unsuccessful bid for the U.S. Senate in 2014, Nunn joined CARE as its president and CEO, effective July 1. Her Atlanta Press Club appearance comes as she reaches the 100-day mark leading the 70-year-old international humanitarian aid agency.

“As a global community, we are failing to meet the enormous threshold of need,” Nunn wrote in a Sept. 11 op-ed published on CNN.com. “Humanitarian organizations on the ground are falling short of resources and simply need more support. The needs for health care, education and basic supplies are immense. This even as refugees are paying large sums of money and risking their lives to crawl into unstable boats or walk hundreds of miles across Europe.”

She added: “The long-term solution, of course, is peace. We need new diplomatic efforts to ensure the enforcement of U.N. resolutions calling not only for a peaceful, political solution to the conflict in Syria, and also protection of civilians and access for humanitarian assistance.”

The event scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 1 at the Commerce Club in Downtown Atlanta. Tickets are $40 for nonmembers and $30 for members, and tables are available for purchase.

Johnson, a former senior executive at four U.S. news organizations: CNN, Los Angeles Times, Dallas Times Herald and Texas Broadcasting Corp., is a 2011 inductee into the Atlanta Press Club Hall of Fame.

For more information, call 404-577-7377 or visit atlantapressclub.org.

How Hacks, Hackers Unite in the Newsroom

By Maggie Lee

Storytelling is no longer just words on a printed page, spoken into a mic or told in images.  Now that hackers join the hacks in newsrooms, it’s possible to bring all those elements together and give viewers some space to explore the story they want.

On Sept. 22, a team from the AJC will explain how they combined the crafts of coding, reporting, photography and research for their Battle of Atlanta microsite, an interactive look a at Atlanta and Atlantans during and after the Civil War, right up to today.

The talk is free and it is also the official reboot of the Atlanta chapter of Hacks/Hackers.   

Hacks/Hackers is an international grassroots journalism organization with dozens of chapters and thousands of members across four continents. Its mission is to create a network of journalists (“hacks”) and technologists (“hackers”) who rethink the future of news and information.

 

Time:
Tuesday, Sept. 22
Doors at 6:30 p.m.
Discussion at 7 p.m.

 

Place:
AJC
223 Perimeter Center Pky NE
Atlanta, GA 30346
(Across the street from Dunwoody MARTA station)

 

More info:
Hacks/Hackers Atlanta