February 12, 2015 - 8:30am to 10:30am
Middlebury College, DC Office
1400 K Street, NW, Suite 1225 Washington, D.C., 20005
Planet Forward and the GW School of Media and Public Affairs facilitated a dialog on media coverage of food and agriculture.
Key Questions Include:
- How do we cover such a broad topic in a way that better informs the public, yet holds government and the private sector accountable?
- What technologies, policies and advancements should the public know about, and how can it be conveyed to a public that is generally disconnected from agriculture?
- What media diet can:
- Provide journalism that meets the needs of an open society?
- Meet the industry’s needs (difficulties) to reach consumers?
- Amid a new media revolution, meets the needs of a journalistic operation to get eyeballs
The Planet Forward Salon Series connects thoughtleaders, researchers, innovators and students in a focused conversation on solutions and innovations. Moderated by Planet Forward host and creator Frank Sesno, approximately 30 participants consider and discuss best practices to address food security, water, energy and climate issues. Content and ideas from the planetforward.org community are shared and considered during salons.
Feeding The Planet
Feeding The Planet launched in 2013 to highlight challenges and solutions in areas of food and nutrition security. Through media, discussions, and events, the initiative helps identify the biggest challenges to feeding 9 billion people by 2050 and introduces innovators to highlevel influentials.
Planet Forward engages young people and innovators in search of solutions to the biggest challenges facing our planet. Produced by the Center for Innovative Media at the GW School of Media and Public Affairs, Planet Forward uses web, video, social media, television and events to empower new voices, elevate compelling ideas and lead a global conversation on the planet’s future.