Hatch Presents Her Recent Work from Liberia at Three Colleges and Universities in North Carolina
Cheryl Hatch, visiting professor in journalism in the public interest and documentary photographer, presented her recent work from Liberia at Wake Forest University, High Point University, and Guilford College March 23-26. Fellow journalist Brian Castner joined Hatch as part of a weeklong visit to Campus Consortium partners in North Carolina’s Triad region at the invitation of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. Rather than simply considering the number of deaths, the journalists examined the efforts by local communities and the U.S. military to try to contain the spread of Ebola in Liberia. They also reported on the celebrations of Watch Night and the expected reopening of schools, which had been closed for more than six months. The journalists received a grant from the Pulitzer Center to help fund part of their travel in December 2015 and January 2015. During their week in North Carolina, Hatch and Castner spoke to journalism students, senior ROTC cadets, student journalists on campus newspapers, and faculty members. They also gave two public talks to community members.