Face-to-Face: Reporting on the Human Cost of Gold

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Face-to-Face: Reporting on the Human Cost of Gold
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Time Estimate:
One hour.

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Larry C. Price takes us into the gold mines of the Phillipines and Burkina Faso, where workers—many of them underaged—risk their lives. He tells students that he is accustomed to shooting photos in the midst of chaos and staying focused on his primary job as a journalist: to illuminate a story. “I long ago developed the ability to keep shooting,” he says. Price thinks carefully about how he will tell each story. “The best journalists are always looking for their angle.” In this session, he offers suggestions for beginning journalists about specific skills they should build to succeed in the field.

The journalist:

Larry C. Price

Larry C. Price is an award-winning documentary photographer whose most recent work, for the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, focuses on child labor. In 2012, Price traveled to the Philippines and documented exploitation in the gold mines in a series of stories and photos. In January 2013, he traveled to Burkina Faso to begin covering child labor in West Africa. Price’s photojournalism earned him two Pulitzer Prizes during his three-decade newspaper career. He has won awards for his coverage of the 1980 coup d’état in Liberia in West Africa and for his depictions of the war-torn people of Angola and El Salvador. His images have appeared in Time, Newsweek and National Geographic.

What Will I Learn:
  • An understanding of the deeper issues of foreign correspondence
  • Big-picture issues of journalism’s role at home and abroad, such as ethics and press freedom
  • How to address concerns about your own potential future as a foreign correspondent
Who should take this course:

High school and college students who are looking to expand their view on what it means to be a correspondent in a foreign country, as well as teachers who want to help students develop their news literacy skills.

Special Thanks:

Face-to-Face thanks the following: The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting for making this conversation with Larry C. Price possible.

Training Partner:

Face-to-Face: Conversations with Journalists

Face-to-Face: Conversations with Journalists puts students in touch with journalists they'd never otherwise meet, learning about the immense power of reliable information—and the challenges of getting it. Each month during the academic year, a newsmaker will speak live to hundreds of students in a virtual conversation that includes five schools—from high schools to universities.

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