Poynter’s Cohen to talk on migration

The Media School Report • March 22, 2017
IU Poynter Center's Roger Cohen, a New York Times columnist, defended his newspaper against charges that it is failing. (Emma Knutson | The Media School)
IU Poynter Center’s Roger Cohen, a New York Times columnist, will talk about migration March 27. Here, he participated in a panel on fake news earlier this semester. (Emma Knutson | The Media School)

New York Times columnist Roger Cohen will speak on “Migration in All Its Forms” at noon March 27 in the Franklin Hall commons.

Cohen is visiting campus in his role as inaugural chair of the IU Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions.

In his talk, he will draw on his reporting trip to island detention centers, where Australia holds asylum seekers and would-be immigrants in desperate conditions. His story  “Broken Men in Paradise” was published in The New York Times in December.

During his talk, Media School students will show data visualizations they have created to help illustrate Cohen’s story.

After the talk, School of Global and International Studies professor Elizabeth Dunn and local editor and writer Elisabeth Andrews, will join Cohen in a panel discussion with the audience.