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Staying in the Field: Why Face to Face Journalism Matters

Tue., Oct. 6, 2015 7:30 p.m.

Location: University of Regina main campus, Education Auditorium

Derek Stoffel is the Middle East correspondent for CBC News, based in Jerusalem. Stoffel has delivered stories to the Canadian audience from datelines across the region, from Beirut to Benghazi, Tehran to Tel Aviv. Stoffel has covered the effects of the Arab Spring uprisings in Tunisia, Libya, Egypt and beyond. His work inside Syria was recognized with a Gold Medal at the New York Festivals in 2013, an award shared with his colleague Margaret Evans. Stoffel’s continuing coverage from Libya and Egypt, as well as Syria, led to three awards from the RTNDA in Canada. In addition to filing stories from the Middle East, Stoffel has worked extensively in Europe and the United States and spent more than a decade covering Canadian stories. Stoffel was born in Regina, Saskatchewan and graduated with degrees in journalism and political science from the University of Regina. He is the first graduate of the U of R School of Journalism to deliver the Minifie Lecture.

For more information visit the James M. Minifie Lecture website.