Join the Las Cruces Press Women from, at Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave. (Roadrunner Room), as the group hosts two visiting journalists from Germany in a free panel discussion about journalism and how German media differs from American media, followed by a members-only lunch at St. Clair Winery & Bistro.
Nadine Gries hails from Hamburg, and has a freelancing contract with the German public national television broadcast station "Norddeutscher Rundfunk." She researches political, cultural and social issues from all over the world, as well as local topics for the programs "DAS!" "Mein Nachmittag," and "NDR Aktuell." She has covered hard-hitting stories like the refugee crisis in Europe and the international fight against terror, as well as topics such as the history of American acapella music. She has a master's degree in English, Economics and Communications, and spent six months at an internship at WMUR-TV in New Hampshire.
Wiebke Keuneke works and lives as a freelance journalist in Berlin. Radio and television are her specialties, and home base is broadcast station Rundfunk Berlin Brandenburg. There, she wears two hats: reporter and acting editor in chief. Keuneke focuses on one-hour radio documentaries, and hopes to "revolutionize German radio and bring more storytelling aspects into German journalism," she said. Her documentaries focus on changing societies, such as the struggles of indigenous people living in the jungle of Borneo, escape plans of young Cubans, the democratic process in Myanmar, and more recently, the lives of harbor workers of Reykjavik and the challenges of gentrification in Iceland. She loves to travel, and her photography and bio can be viewed at www.wiebkekeuneke.de.
After the hour-long panel discussion, all Las Cruces Press Women members are encouraged to join Gries and Keuneke for a lunch from at St. Clair Winery & Bistro, 1720 Avenida de Mesilla.