A panel discussion with SCM faculty – Kelly Whiteside, Tom Franklin, Beverly Peterson - on the challenges, risks, and rewards of reporting on international news.
Kelly Whiteside brings her experience as a sports journalist into the classroom, focusing on critical issues in sport and their impact on society. At USA Today, she was the lead Olympics writer, World Cup soccer writer and the national college football writer. Prior to USA Today, she was a reporter at Newsday and a staff writer at Sports Illustrated. Her work has also been published in the New York Times. Reiss's novel Black Monday was optioned by Paramount Pictures.
Thomas E. Franklin joined the faculty of the School of Communication and Media as an Assistant Professor in Multiplatform Journalism, bringing a wealth of journalism experience to his teaching after nearly 30-years as an award winning news photographer and video journalist. For the past 23-years he worked for The Record and the newspaper’s website Northjersey.com covering a wide range of assignments, including 9/11, hurricane disasters, Presidential inaugurations, the Super Bowl, the World Series, and the NBA and NHL Finals. His work has been recognized by national organizations such as Picture of the Year International, National Press Photographers Association, and the Society of Professional Journalists.
Beverly Peterson is a documentary filmmaker and Associate Professor at Montclair State University. Her award-winning investigative film and interactive experience, What Killed Kevin, explores workplace bullying and was featured in the Washington Post, Huffington Post and Psychology Today. It was awarded a 2014 Honorary Webby and Best Transmedia/Website at the 2013 UFVA "Story First" Conference. Her documentaries have been broadcast internationally, and screened at major festivals including; HBO, PBS The Sundance Channel,The Sundance Film Festival, Human Rights Watch, Museum of Modern Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art,The Walker Art Center, The Warhol Museum. Peterson specializes in teaching Transmedia and documentary in the School of Communication & Media, Montclair State University.