The body of a young woman is lying outside the high courthouse in Lahore, Pakistan. She has been stoned to death by her own family while the Punjab police stood by and watched. Nothing will stop New York Times reporter Allisyn Davis from reporting the devastating details to the people of America. This season’s Winter Mainstage finale, Honor Killing by Sarah Bierstock, which anchors 2018 … Continue reading Behind the Scenes of Honor Killing
“I believe that good journalism, good television, can make the world a better place.” – Christiane Amanpour, British-Iranian journalist and television host for CNN and ABC “It’s a journalist’s job to be a witness to history. We’re not there to worry about ourselves. We’re there to try and get as near as we can, in an imperfect world, to the truth and get the truth … Continue reading What Does Journalism Mean to Journalists?
Honor Killing has gone through the works before taking on FST’s Mainstage this season. Over the course of its development, playwright Sarah Bierstock took the new work to over five play reading festivals, each time tweaking the script and evolving the story a little more. The emotionally-charged play has been read at the Guild Hall Theatre (East Hampton, New York), the Athena Theater (Denver, Colorado), … Continue reading From Page to Stage: The Making of a World Premiere
by Jordan Orlando and Becca Jennings Journalism today is, in a word, dynamic. From the growth of new digital media and the “fake news” movement to rolling scandals and stories that stir us out of our comfort zones, journalists today face a new frontier—one that requires media leaders to be more adaptable, tenacious, and persistent than ever before. How far would you go to get … Continue reading Breaking the Story…and Putting It Back Together