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Haiti: The Earthquake and Beyond

March 8, 2010 | Posts

The cataclysmic earthquake that struck Haiti on Jan. 12 is one of the biggest news events of the young century.  The death toll and destruction is almost incomprehensible, as many as 230,000 people died and about 300,000 were injured. An estimated quarter of a million residences collapsed and 30,000 commercial buildings were destroyed. A million people were left homeless. The impact will last for many years in the hemisphere’s poorest country. The Graduate School of Journalism is sponsoring a panel discussion on Tuesday March 9, of distinguished journalists and writers who covered and are still covering the earthquake. The discussion, from 12:30 to 2, in room 308 will feature:

  • Gitika Ahuja, co-ordinating producer of ABC News on health and Medical coverage, who was working in Haiti
  • Gary Pierre-Pierre, host of the CUNY television program Independent Sources and editor and publisher of the Haiti Times. Pierre-Pierre has just returned from a reporting trip to Haiti.–Ray Rivera, New York Times reporter, who covered the aftermath of the quake
  • Ozier Muhammad, an award winning New York Times photojournalist, who also covered the quake

Brooklyn College Journalism Prof. Ron Howell, a former Caribbean correspondent for Newsday, is the moderator.

Please RSVP with Yahaira Castro, yahaira.castro@journalism.cuny.edu, Associate Director of Admissions and Student Affairs at the Graduate School of Journalism.