NPC Communicators Breakfast: Beyond the written story
July 25, 2017 8:00 AM
Location: Cosgrove Lounge
This event is open only to members of The National Press Club.
Beyond the written story: Using video to advocate to a mass audience
Environmentalist and NPC member Maggie Dewane traveled to Antarctica earlier this year to gain a first-hand understanding of the planet’s changing climate. After shadowing a glaciologist and world-renowned ornithologist, she created a short video to document climate change as it affects one of the southern continent’s most iconic animals: the penguin.
As part of the NPC Communicators Breakfast series, Dewane will share her experience and thought process on making an educational video that captures (and keeps) the attention of our media-crazed society.
Dewane is the press and communications officer to the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), an international nonprofit organization dedicated to exposing environmental crime and proposing tangible solutions to those problems.
Prior to EIA, she served as executive assistant to then-U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey, as well as projects specialist on military, veterans and LGBT affairs. She has also worked for the White House Council on Environmental Quality, WE ACT, a lobbying group for environmental justice, and the Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy at Columbia University’s Earth Institute.
Dewane holds a master's of Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia University and a bachelor's in International Relations and Diplomacy from Seton Hall University.