Omaha – On Thursday, Feb. 6, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) will welcome wartime journalist Jackie Spinner to share her experiences, which span a 14-year career that included covering the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
Spinner, who is currently an assistant professor of journalism at Columbia College in Chicago, will speak at UNO’s Criss Library starting at 4 p.m.
Spinner most recently covered the Arab Spring for both Slate and the Christian Science Monitor. She is also the author of the book Tell Them I Didn’t Cry: A young journalist’s story of joy, loss and survival in Iraq.
The speaking event is free and open to the public.
Spinner's presentation is part of “Conflict Zone,” a traveling exhibit, which she helped co-produce, that features dozens of photos taken at the front lines of both the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts by the nation’s leading combat photographers and photojournalists.
The exhibit, which runs through Sunday, Feb. 23, was inspired by Joao Silva, a photographer from the New York Times who lost both legs when he stepped on a landmine in Afghanistan in October 2010. Silva’s colleagues from the press corps agreed to pool their work for this multimedia art exhibit that brings together some of the most celebrated combat journalists and photographers of our time.
“Conflict Zone” is free and open to the public any time that the Criss Library is open. Operating hours are:
Mon. through Thurs. - 7 a.m. to Midnight
Friday - 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday - Noon to Midnight
For further questions or information about Spinner’s talk or the exhibit, please contact Charley Reed, UNO media relations coordinator, at email@example.com or by phone at 402.554.2129.
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Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.