The George Polk Awards: Covering Corruption in China

Apr 10, 2013, 6:30PM to 8:00PM

Location Flatbush Ave (b'twn. DeKalb and Willoughby)
Brooklyn, NY
Details Hear from our panel of winners of The George Polk Awards, who received the award for their coverage of criminality at the highest levels in China, which resulted in several major U.S. news outlets being hacked in retaliation, including the NY Times and the Wall Street Journal. Find out what it took for these reporters to get their stories.

David Barboza, NY Times, wrote series exposing the vast wealth accumulated by high officials, including the Prime Minister’s family fortune.

Fan Wenxin, Bloomberg, covered scandal surrounding the murder of a British businessman by a high-placed Chinese leader.

Holly Williams, CBS News, reported on activist Chen Guangcheng who was punished for bringing to light government-forced abortions under China’s one child policy.

Moderator: John Darnton, Polk Awards Curator (former culture editor, NY Times)

Presented with Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts and the Journalism Dept., Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus

Wine and cheese reception 5:30 to 6:30 pm

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Venue LIU's Kumble Theater
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