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Guest Speakers

Guest Speakers

Guest Speakers

Professionals active in the field share their insights with students in Professor Bill Gentile's Backpack Documentary class.

Kira Kay and Jason Maloney, Co-Founders of BIR

The Bureau for International Reporting (BIR) was founded in 2006 by two longtime network news producers who recognized the diminishing supply of international news content on American television. The BIR is founded on the premise that only a truly informed public can realize its full potential and that now is not the time when we can afford to avert our eyes from global developments that increasingly impact all Americans.

The BIR is a non-profit 501(c)(3) news organization dedicated to covering international news stories overlooked by mainstream American news providers. Kira Kay and Jason Maloney have a combined 30 years of experience in network television news and have worked for ABC, CBS, CNN, PBS, Discovery, CBC and The New York Times. They have reported from over 25 countries worldwide. They are based in New York.

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