Global Hot Spots

Global Hot Spots — “In Harm’s Way: The Changing Landscape of War Reporting in the 21st Century”

February 22 - 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Fluno Center, Howard Auditorium, 601 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53715
Cost: Free

About the event

War reporting has a long history. But in the 21st century, war correspondents are facing economic, technological, and political challenges that make their work more dangerous. Join this discussion in which the speaker will present research drawing upon more than 100 interviews with reporters and news editors, arguing that the international news industry needs to take better care of its journalists.


Lindsay Palmer, assistant professor, UW–Madison’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication

About the speaker

Palmer studies global media from a qualitative perspective, especially focusing on the cultural labor of conflict correspondents in the digital age. She is particularly interested in the economic and political structures that inform news organizations’ policies on their correspondents’ safety in the field, and she recently published a book on this topic — Becoming the Story: War Correspondents since 9/11. She also is interested in the local news employees who assist the foreign reporters who are visiting their nations, and she is working on a book related to this topic.

This event is free and open to all, but registration is required.

Public parking is available in the Fluno Center garage (Lot 83) at 314 N. Frances Street, in Lot 46 at 301 N. Lake Street, or in the Lake Street ramp at 415 N. Lake Street.

This Global Hot Spots event offers a great way to stay up-to-date on current issues, connect with Badger alumni, and hear from a UW–Madison expert!

Questions? Contact Joe D’Amato at or 1-608-308-5537.

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