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London-based journalist speaks with Global Studies students

On Friday, February 10, the Global Studies program welcomed London-based journalist Amie Ferris-Rotman over Zoom to speak about her experience working on a recent story for Time magazine titled “Far From Home: Afghan Women after the Taliban Takeover.” The Pulitzer Center-supported piece was a collaboration with Zahra Joya, the founder of Rukhshana Media, and the team of reporters, photographers, and editors who contributed to the article were all women. Interviewers spoke with eight female refugees who had fled their homes in Afghanistan and spread across the world, all now living in countries where they had never traveled before. 

Before introducing Ferris-Rotman, a representative from the Pulitzer Center spoke about the importance of researching underreported stories such as this one. After the presentation, a student asked how reporters go about getting underreported stories published. Ferris-Rotman said that if a story makes readers want to learn more, particularly if it speaks to a larger issue, the story can sell itself. 

In addition to being a contributor to Time, Ferris-Rotman has reported for The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, The Huffington Post, and numerous other publications. The Pennington community is grateful that she took the time to share her experiences and expertise with us!