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April 11, 2013
The Crisis in Europe: Why (now more than ever) History Matters in Journalism
NYU Arthur L. Carter Institute
April 11, 2013
7.00pm - 9.00pm
NYU Arthur L. Carter Institute
20 Cooper Square, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10003 United States
Paul Mason talk with Q&A

Join Verso author and BBC journalist Paul Mason for a discussion on the relationship between history and journalism.

Mason is the economics editor of the BBC’s flagship current affairs program Newsnight and has reported on the economic crisis from some of the hardest hit European countries such as Spain and Greece. He is known for his reporting on austerity and protest and in his recently released book, Why It’s STILL Kicking Off Everywhere, Mason expands on his prescient analysis of the revolutionary ferment that swept the globe in 2011.

Mason’s journalism is peppered with historical references and at this event, he will talk about the ways that journalists can use—and misuse—history in their work.

Mason is the author of a number of books, including Live Working and Die Fighting: How the Working Class Went Global, Meltdown: The End of the Age of Greed, Rare Earth, and Why It’s STILL Kicking Off Everywhere: The New Global Revolutions.

Mason’s talk will be followed by a Q&A and wine reception. This event is free and open to the public but RSVP is required: verso@versobooks.com

Co-sponsored by Haymarket Books, OR Books, and the NYU Arthur L. Carter Institute of Journalism.