2013: Media Coverage of Global Nutrition
In 2013, the M4SR curriculum focused on a topic of great concern throughout the world: The Global Food Crisis. The course identified five key areas and provided a program to discuss how media is dealing with them, what is positive about media coverage and how media is not being responsible in providing a forum for issues relating to the food crisis.
Some key topics included:
- societal risks
- environmental risks
- health risks
- portrayal of the body
- food as an industry
Nutritionist Joy Bauer of the NBC’s TODAY! kicked off the course in conjunction with the Jessica Savitch Distinguished Journalism Lecture Series.
Other speakers included:
- Brooke Bailey Johnson, President of Food Network
- Dr. Per Pinstrup-Andersen, winner of the 2001 World Food Prize
- Urvashi Rangan, Ph.D., Director of Consumer Safety and Sustainability for Consumers Union and Project Director for Consumer Reports GreenerChoices.org
- Bettina Luescher, Chief Spokesperson for North America of the World Food Programme
- Julian Cribb, The Coming Famine
- Michael Moss, investigative reporter with The New York Times
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