Religion and Culture: Understanding Journalism in Asia

UH Valenti School of Communication Hosts Symposium April 26

Religion and culture play a vital role in society and have a profound influence on the function of journalism, particularly in Asia. To further understand journalism in this region, the University of Houston Valenti School of Communication is hosting a symposium “Journalism in Asia: Current Trends and Challenges” on Thursday, April 26.

Symposium Highlights: 

  • The keynote address will be delivered by Janet Steele, associate professor journalism at the George Washington University and director of the Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication. She is a frequent visitor to Southeast Asia where she lectures on topics ranging from the role of the press in a democratic society to specialized courses on narrative journalism.
  • International speakers who have had extensive experiences as practicing journalists and/or as educators of journalists in Asia will lead two panel discussions exploring issues related to the intersection of culture and journalism, and trends and opportunities in journalism education.
  • The Consul General of Indonesia will talk about the role of “digital diplomacy.”

WHAT: Journalism in Asia: Current Trends and Challenges

WHO: University of Houston Valenti School of Communication with support from the Consul General of Indonesia and the International Affairs Council at UH

WHEN: 12-5:30 p.m., Thursday, April 26

WHERE: University of Houston Alumni Center, 3204 Cullen Blvd, Houston, 77004 (click here for map). Metered guest parking is across the street in Lot 16B (click here for parking map)

For more information about the symposium, including schedule and bios of the speakers, visit the Journalism in Asia website.