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Balanced or biased? Assessing US media coverage of the Israel-Gaza war, and why it matters

March 21, 2024 at 6:30pm8:30pm EDT

Newhouse 3, Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium

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We are bringing together Palestinian, Israeli and American journalists to critically evaluate the ongoing media coverage related to the conflict in Israel and the Palestinian territories. This gathering will be an exploration of the media’s role in shaping narratives and public opinion in one of the most enduring and complex conflicts of our time. The panel will explore the intricacies of media representation and responsibility, offer insights on improving coverage, and discuss the pivotal role these elements play in the broader context of war and peace.

Our guests come from the worlds of journalism and documentary. Their lived experiences inform their work and perspectives. Join us to hear from the people trying to make sense of a conflict that has real – and deadly – implications for their lives, livelihoods and loved ones.

Sponsored by:

Broadcast and Digital Journalism

Magazine, News and Digital Journalism


Kholood Eid: Photojournalist, Palestinian-American documentary photographer, filmmaker and educator.

Rami Khouri ’70, G’97: American University of Beirut; Distinguished Public Policy Fellow (Issam Fares Institute); Director, Anthony Shadid Archives Research Project (CASAR) 

Barak Ravid: Political reporter and Middle East expert for Axios covering foreign policy and the 2024 election. He also writes for Walla News in Israel and is the author of “Trump’s Peace.”

Trudy Rubin: Worldview columnist for The Philadelphia Inquirer and member of The Inquirer’s editorial board.

Photo by Kholood Eid

This event was first published on March 4, 2024 and last updated on March 13, 2024.

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