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Write About Now
Florence Aubenas & Ted Conover

In Character: The Role of
the Participatory Journalist

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Le Skyroom
Part of FIAF's New Literary Series: Write About Now
Co-presented with Bookforum and The Villa Gillet

In English. Moderated by Chris Lehmann.

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Conversation in English between Florence Aubenas (Le quai de Ouistreham) and Ted Conover (Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing and The Routes of Man: How Roads Are Changing the World and the Way We Live Today).

Journalists often move from observers to active participants in the worlds they describe. To immerse themselves in the community they seek to report on, they may change their appearance and identity. Aubenas became unemployed and immersed herself in the world of unskilled and insecure employees; Conover transformed himself into a guard at Sing Sing, one of the most notorious prisons in the U.S.


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Special thanks to Bookforum and The Villa Gillet.

Write About Now is supported in part by Montblanc.

Fall 2010 Season Sponsors: American Airlines, the official airline of FIAF; Cultural Services of the French Embassy; Culturesfrance; Florence Gould Foundation; National Endowment for the Arts; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; New York State Council on the Arts, a State agency; The Bay and Paul Foundations; Robert de Rothschild; The Laura Pels Foundation; and Dr. Michael Siegal

Images: Florence Aubenas / © Patrice Normand;
Ted Conover / © Ralph Gabriner


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