International reporting and training foreign journalists will be discussed at the next Fireside Chat at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, at the Denver Press Club, 1300 Glenarm Place.
The event, sponsored by the Colorado Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, will feature reporters and authors Peter Eichstaedt and Ann Imse.
Admission is free.
Eichstaedt is the former country director in Afghanistan and former Africa editor for the Institute for War and Peace Reporting. He worked in the Balkans, eastern Europe, Afghanistan and eastern Africa as well as the Hague, Netherlands, where he covered the African war crime trials.
His latest book, “Above the Din of War: Afghans Speak About Their Lives, Their Country, and Their Future – And Why Americans Should Listen,” was published this year. He is the author of five other books including “Consuming the Congo: War and Conflict Minerals in the World’s Deadliest Place” and “Pirate State: Inside Somalia’s Terrorism at Sea.”
Imse is the founding editor and contributing writer at Colorado Public News. Before helping establish CPN in 2009, she was a reporter for 14 years at the Rocky Mountain News. Prior to joining the News, she served as Moscow correspondent for The Associated Press for three years and before that was a business reporter for the Orange County Register.
She is the co-author, along with Stuart Loory, of “Seven Days that Shook the World: The Collapse of Soviet Communism,” published in 1991.