Investigation Two: Should Reporters Advocate? Exploring the Role of Journalists

The readings in this investigation have been selected to deepen our understanding of ideas presented in chapters 10 through 13 (46:18–1:01:40) of the documentary Reporter (approximately 15 minutes). In this clip, we are introduced to Yohanita, a dying Congolese woman who becomes the focus for Nicholas Kristof’s editorial “A Student, a Teacher and a Glimpse of War.” Where Kristof sees a subject for his column about the victims of war in Congo, Leana Wen, a medical student, sees a patient in need of care.

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Readings and Connections

Reading 3: "A Student, a Teacher and a Glimpse War”

Reading 4: On the Media

Connections for Investigation Two

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