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Top Journalists to Discuss “Media Coverage of the War in Afghanistan” at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus

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Helen Saffran,Associate Director of Public Relations
Brooklyn Campus,
Long Island University
(718) 488-1419

Brooklyn, N.Y. – Award-winning journalists and authors will visit Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus next month to take part in a panel discussion called “Media Coverage of the War in Afghanistan.”

The event, which is free and open to the public, takes place Thursday, Sept. 30, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., inside Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts. The panel discussion is sponsored by the Center for Communications, the Kumble Theater and the journalism department of the Brooklyn Campus.

Deborah Amos, Middle East correspondent for National Public Radio, will moderate the discussion. Panel members expected to attend include Mark Mazzetti, a Pulitzer Prize winning correspondent with the The New York Times; Noah Shachtman, contributing editor at Wired Magazine; Eric Bates, executive editor at Rolling Stone; Sebastian Junger, author of War and A Perfect Storm and co-director of RESTREPO, a documentary about the War in Afghanistan; and George Packer, a staff writer at The New Yorker. A screening of RESTREPO will precede the panel discussion. The panelists will examine the current state of affairs in the war-torn country, including Wikileaks’ printing of thousands of pages of war logs, in which soldiers provide a confused snapshot of events in Afghanistan. For more information contact Kumble Theater at (718) 488-1624 or visit www.kumbletheater.org. Kumble Theater is located on Flatbush Avenue between DeKalb Avenue and Willoughby Street in downtown Brooklyn.

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Posted 08/16/2010

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