Start Time: 6:30 pm
End Time: 8:30 pm
Location: Democracy Now! HQ
Address: 207 W 25th St, #11, New York, NY 10001
Where: New York City
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We’re so excited to have Renée Feltz to inaugurate our WAMentoring series in 2015. Renée works at Democracy Now! where she is a senior News Producer and an occasional Criminal Justice Correspondent.
Renée graduated from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 2008 with a focus on investigative reporting. She has reported with The New York Times investigative unit, where she worked on a Pulitzer-nominated series about the 2008 financial meltdown, and was a multimedia producer for PBS Wide Angle. Her cover story for The Texas Observer about how Texas used junk science to execute mentally challenged prisoners was a 2010 IRE Award finalist. As a 2010 Soros Justice media fellow she co-produced DeportationNation.org with Stokely Baksh about the now-ended Secure Communities program. The two first worked together on the Webby-nominated BusinessofDetention.com.
She first honed her reporting skills as a co-founder of both the Houston Independent Media Center, and the News Department at Pacifica radio station KPFT-FM in Houston, Texas, where she was News Director from 2002-2006. While at KPFT she interviewed more than 25 men and women on death row, and covered Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath.
As a media educator Renée co-founded a series of Radical Encuentro Camps in Texas, she was an instructor with People’s Production House, and is currently an adjunct lecturer at Brooklyn College.
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Curious how some WAM members make it all happen? Looking for advice on how to take the next step in your career? Struggling to find mentorship in the journalism world? Join us for an informal conversation series with some of WAM’s most accomplished members.
Light snacks will be provided. Folks who aren’t members of WAM are also welcome to attend.