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Noted U.S. Journalism Speaker To Give Presentations in Taiwan

PR0858E | Date: 2008-09-16

From September 20-27, the American Institute in Taiwan is sponsoring the visit of Deborah Potter, a noted television journalist and journalism educator, who will conduct workshops, talks and professional exchanges in Taiwan on media issues and media best practices. 

Deborah Potter worked as a TV journalist at CBS and CNN for 16 years, has hosted a television program with Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and has taught journalism at the American University and the Poynter Institute for Media Studies.  She is currently the executive director of NewsLab (, an organization in Washington, D.C., dedicated to excellence in television news reporting.  She has spoken on journalism issues and best practices in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Central and South Asia.  This is her first time speaking in East Asia. 

Ms. Potter will speak at various university journalism departments in Taipei and Kaohsiung, conduct workshops for working journalists and give a public speech in Taipei on difficult decisions in journalistic coverage called "Tough Calls:  The Untold Story" on Wednesday, September 24 at 7:30 p.m. at National Chengchi University's downtown campus, 187 Jinhua Street.  The program is free of charge and open to the public.  Simultaneous interpretation will be provided. To register for the speech, please log on to   For more information please call AIT Public Affairs Section at (02) 2162-2315 or (02) 2162-2041.