Media for Social Responsibility

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
  • 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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