Running for Cover

October 7, 2016 - 12:51pm
Journalists and human rights advocates spoke about the media's role in the Syrian conflict at an all-day event on Thursday.

Some stopped to reflect on each scene’s significance. Others walked right by. But before even entering the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications on Thursday, attendees of "Running for Cover: Politics, Justice & Media in the Syrian Conflict" walked past a wall of images - images of the people in Syria, living with this conflict every day.

The wall reflected the central theme of the event: how is the media shaping the Syrian conflict, and why is this important to understand?