Reporter and Columnist, Politics and Culture, Der Spiegel; 2016-2017 Fellow, Nieman Foundation for Journalism, Harvard University
March 28, 2017
2:15pm - 4:00pm
Lower Level Conference Room, Adolphus Busch Hall
Isabel Schayani will describe her experiences founding, organizing and editing WDRforyou, a social media platform on Facebook that brings news about Germany to new refugees and other recent arrivals. The network, which provides news in German, English, Arabic and Farsi/Dari, also helps create context about Germany so that refugees and asylum seekers have a better chance of understanding the country and people around them. Schayani will explore what WDRforyou and other social media channels tell us about the future of refugee and immigrant integration, as well as what the refugee crisis has taught us about the potential of new media platforms.