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Friday, November 3

Making it as a Freelance Journalist in Beirut
UCIS International Career Toolkit Series
Time:
1:00 pm
Presenter:
Eric Reidy
Location:
Posvar Hall 4130
Sponsored by:
African Studies Program, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian and East European Studies, European Studies Center and Global Studies Center along with English Department and Department of History

Eric Reidy is a 2012 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh (BPHIL International and Area Studies and History). Learn how he prepared for his unique career path and how he goes about covering some of most compelling issues of our time. Based out of Beirut, Lebanon his investigative reporting has taken him around the Mediterranean covering numerous topics in nearly a dozen countries, with a current focus on migration and refugees.

In 2016, Eric was a finalist in for a National Magazine Award and for the Kurt Schork Memorial Award for International Journalism for his work on Ghost Boat – an investigative series about the disappearance of 243 refugees in the Mediterranean Sea. Eric has written for WIRED Magazine, the New Republic, Medium.com, Foreign Policy, and VICE News, among other outlets.