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Alison Bethel McKenzie

November 14, 2018

I Live for the Written Word & I Won’t Sit Down

When I first joined the field of journalism more than three decades ago, my love for the profession was palpable. I ate, breathed and lived for the written word, for storytelling, for the opportunity to interview a person I’d never met.
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Alison Bethel McKenzie

November 02, 2018

End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists

As the world recognizes International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists, I sit comfortably at my desk in the headquarters of the leading professional organization for journalists in the United States, fully aware that on the rare times that a journalist has been killed on U.S. soil, authorities have acted quickly to find and charge the suspect.

But that’s the United States.

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Alison Bethel McKenzie

February 28, 2018

Bethel McKenzie named Society of Professional Journalists executive director

The Society of Professional Journalists today announced that veteran journalist and

association leader Alison Bethel McKenzie will become its 20th executive director.

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Alison Bethel McKenzie

January 23, 2018

Top 5 Media Conferences For 2018

What media conferences should you attend this year?

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Alison Bethel McKenzie

December 22, 2017

One year of imprisonment: Al Jazeera demands the release of Mahmoud Hussein

Al Jazeera Media Network continues in its demand for the immediate release of its journalist Mahmoud

Hussein who has undergone a full year of detention in Egyptian prison without trial.

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Alison Bethel McKenzie

December 08, 2017

MWAG’s New Leadership Dive Right In With Awards Gala

St. George’s, Grenada – On Dec. 3, the Media Worker’s Association of
Grenada (MWAG) held its journalism awards gala – the first time it had
done so in two years.

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Alison Bethel McKenzie

November 17, 2017

The 10th Annual Global Investigative Journalism Conference (GIJC)

More than 1,100 investigative journalists and their supporters are gathered in
Johannesburg this week to discuss everything from how to gather data to safety of
journalists, how to fund investigative journalism to teaching methodology in data
and investigative journalism.

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Alison Bethel McKenzie

November 01, 2017

Impunity

November 2 is the day that the world recognizes the need to
end impunity for crimes against journalists. This year, I am
participating in a regional symposium on freedom of the press and
the safety of journalists in Doha, Qatar.

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Alison Bethel McKenzie

October 12, 2017

Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Johannesburg

Wish you could attend the 10th Global Investigative Journalism
Conference (GIJC) in Johannesburg next month? Don't be sad;
I'll be there from 14-19 November!

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Trinidad And Tobago Guardian

October 02, 2017

Solid Reporting Still Critical

Honest, professional storytelling lies at the heart of good journalism.
But coupled with this there must be ongoing training and upgrading
of resources for journalists, especially in the digital age.

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