WorldChicago Coffee Conversations Series
"Reporting from Buryatia"
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Chicago Cultural Center, 78 East Washington Street, 5th Floor Millennium Park Room, Chicago, IL 60602
WorldChicago will host a public forum for 6 delegates from the Buryatia Region of Russia (bordering Mongolia) coming to Chicago on the Open World program through the Library of Congress. The Russian Federation is divided into 83 constituent units and the Republic of Buryatia represents a non-Russian ethnicity, or ethnic constituency. All delegates have extensive professional experience in the field of journalism in Buryatia--at newspapers, TV news stations, and radio stations--and are here to learn about journalism and mass media in Chicago. At this forum, delegates will discuss their experience in journalism in Buryatia, and highlight topics such as representation in mass media, best practices in reporting, and public opinion of media sources. Q & A to follow. Continental breakfast will be provided.