December 10, 2018

Event Coverage Highlight

VIDEO: Panel on Reporting on Russia


On Sept. 20, following a performance of the play Intractable Woman, A Theatrical Memo on Anna Politkovskaya, a panel of journalists discussed their experiences covering conflict and corruption in Russia and elsewhere. The moderator was Judith Matloff, a journalism professor at Columbia University and author who has specialized in writing about regions of conflict. Other Panelists includes: Zach Fannin, a freelance journalist who won several awards for “Inside Putin’s Russia,” a PBS NewsHour series; Misha Friedman, a photographer who has worked extensively in Russia and Ukraine; and Elena Kostyuchenko, a special correspondent for Russia’s Novaya Gazeta (where Anna Politkovskaya worked) who covers conflict and gay rights. She is the 2018 Paul Klebnikov Russian Civil Society Fellow at Columbia’s Harriman Institute.

Click on the window above to watch a playlist of clips from the panel.

The post-show panel is part of Play Company’s Idea Lab series.