DOC NYC Immersive: Journalism & Documentary



This event was recorded live on Wednesday, September 16, 2020.

Join DOC NYC PRO for a 90-minute panel highlighting projects that live at the intersection of documentary film and journalism. 


Guests include director Ursula Liang, discussing her 2020 film Down a Dark StairwellNew York Times journalists Catrin Einhorn and Leslye Davis, who share their decade-long reporting journey for their new Netflix feature Father, Soldier, Son; Editorial Director for Film & Television at The New York TimesKathleen LingoSteve Byrne, Executive Director of Detroit Free Press’s Freep Film Festival in Detroit; Charlie Phillips, Head of Video at The Guardian; and Erin Brethauer, co-director of the San Francisco Chronicle’s feature doc Last Men Standing.


In a conversation moderated by Columbia Graduate School of Journalism professor Nina Alvarez, panelists will discuss how they view their roles as both filmmakers and journalists, and they will unpack the opportunities and challenges inherent in bringing audiences different forms of a story via a variety of platforms and mediums. We’ll also cover the rise--and the future--of documentary projects produced in collaboration with major news outlets and their staffs.


Tickets are $15; registrants may participate in the live session, and will also receive access to the recorded session and a written transcript after the livestream. Tickets are non-refundable. 


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