Journalism Films

Orly Yadin from the Vermont International Film Festival and Cathy Resmer from Seven Days discuss the upcoming VTIFF festival, which focuses on the importance of journalism to democracy.

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Upcoming Events

Wed 28

*DIGITAL* Getting it Right: Research and Diligence in Reporting

October 28
7:00 pm
Author and longtime Vermont journalist Yvonne Daley interviews David Moats, her former colleague from the Rutland Herald, about Moats’ series of Pulitzer Prize-winning editorials on the divisive issues arising from civil unions for same-sex couples, and about the importance of research and depth in journalism. Read More »
Thu 29

*DIGITAL* Educator Discussion with Alan Berolzheimer

October 29
4:30 pm
Historian Alan Berolzheimer will lead three discussion sessions using recorded videos from our Democracy 20/20 Fall Conference. Educators are invited to attend all of these facilitated sessions free of charge to discuss the conference themes. Read More »
Wed 04

*DIGITAL* Say Their Names, A Personal Story of Artistic Activism

November 4
7:00 pm
In May 2020, Dr. Matthew Evan Taylor began a musical composition in response to the escalating uprising in the wake of the murders of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and Ahmaud Arbery. Including selections from his recorded work, Dr. Taylor will discuss his journey towards using music as an avenue for advocacy and activism. Read More »
Wed 04

*DIGITAL* Atlantic Is a Sea of Bones 

November 4
7:00 pm
Jarvis Green, founder of the Black theatre company JAG Productions, invites us to reflect individually and collectively on the afterlives and the legacies of the transatlantic slave trade. (Pre-registration required.) Read More »