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December Monthly Meeting

December 12, 2017
11:45 AM to 1:00 PM
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Alabama Power Appliance Center
1313 6th Ave North
Birmingham, AL 35203

Covering a Crisis: the Media's Perspective

Speaker Russell Lewis with NPR

Join us December 12 when Russell Lewis, National Public Radio’s Southern Bureau Chief, will share insights on the media cover a crisis and what PR professionals can do to assist news organizations and reduce the fallout during a crisis. 

Lewis covers issues and the people of the Southeast for NPR — from Florida to Virginia to Texas, including West Virginia, Kentucky and Oklahoma. He spent a year in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, coordinating NPR's coverage of the massive rebuilding effort and the reverberations of the storm in local communities. He joined NPR in 2006 and is based in Birmingham, Alabama.

Lewis is also a key member of NPR's 'Go Team' — a small group of experienced NPR producers and reporters who respond to major disasters worldwide. He is often among the first on the scene for NPR — both reporting from these sites as well as managing the logistics of bringing additional NPR reporters into disaster areas that lack functioning transportation systems, basic utilities, food, water and security.

He was on scene and managed reporting in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake, in Japan after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami and in the Philippines in 2013 in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan. He covered the impact of the massive earthquake in Nepal in 2015 and provided on-the-ground coverage of both the 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris, France and the 2016 terrorist bombings at the Brussels, Belgium airport and metro station. 

Lewis also coordinated coverage of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, the 2015 Women's World Cup in Canada, and the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

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