Pearl To Address NAMIC Conference


Journalist and Author Mariane Pearl will deliver a keynote address at NAMIC’s 21st annual Conference on Sept. 18.

The Walter Kaitz Foundation will sponsor the keynote address from Pearl -- the widow of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, who was slain by militant Islamic fundamentalist group in 2002 – as well as the general session that will follow her remarks.

The session, The Media and the Minds of the Masses: Cultural Awareness vs. Cultural Wariness is co-sponsored by In Demand and will examine the impact of the media’s representation of ethnic groups.

Mariane Pearl is the co-founder of the Daniel Pearl Foundation, created to promote cross-cultural understanding through journalism, music and innovative communications.

Pearl, currently a reporter and Global Diary columnist for Glamour Magazine, is also the author of the non-fiction book A Mighty Heart: The Brave Life and Death of My Husband Danny Pearl.

“Mariane Pearl’s unique experiences will enhance the discussion on the roles that race, ethnicity and culture play in the media,” said David Porter, Executive Director of the Walter Kaitz Foundation in a statement.  “We’re proud to work with NAMIC in broadening this vital discussion by inviting a wide range of participants to raise awareness of the need for more diverse voices in all forms of media.”