Share the Wealth with Danielle Mackey: A Life in Journalism

In true journalist style, this share will (hopefully) be dominated by your questions. We are living in a time in which the existence of truth — and the legitimacy of professions that trade in unearthing it — is questioned from many angles, some more useful than others. The practice of journalism involves navigating that daily minefield, which can become a background soundtrack in the journalist’s mind, while still plowing ahead with the painstaking work of nailing down single facts. My practice falls within the rubrics of investigative and longform (narrative) journalism, largely about Central America and its relationship(s) with the U.S. I would be happy to talk about anything that is interesting about the backstage work of investigative and/or literary journalism, like fact-checking, reporting for narrative detail, ethical dilemmas, race and class and identity in journalism, risks and threats, layers of truth, etc — the list goes on and on. I could also share about current realities in Central America; I’ve covered a variety of topics and if you’re looking for more information about any one in particular, wonderful. You bring your questions and comments; I’ll bring answers and a listening ear.

A little about me: I’m a former SLU student of Mark’s and very much a fan of horizontal wisdom-sharing spaces like Share the Wealth. In my twelve years in El Salvador I’ve worked as a freelance journalist, teacher and professor, and NGO employee. But I’m one of those who could also be defined as my cat’s human.

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Sunday 8 November
Danielle begins sharing at 7:00 p.m. Central Standard Time
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