Associate Professor of Electronic Media Hagit Limor is the only journalist from the United States invited to speak at the World Journalist Conference, held in South Korea on March 4-11, 2018. Limor is representing the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), of which she served as national president and continues to chair its Legal Defense Fund.
Hosted by the Journalists Association of Korea, the 2018 conference operates as a United Nations-style event, with journalists from around the world invited to represent their home countries. Limor will present a paper titled The Role of Journalists in a Nuclear World.
The conference comes on the heels of the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games and follows a year of high tensions across the globe regarding nuclear weapons and rocket launches. Conference participants will discuss how journalists cover the geopolitics of the Korean peninsula.
In 2012, Limor joined the E-Media Division at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where she teaches news writing, newscast and story production. She served as the chief investigative reporter for WCPO-TV and WXIX-TV, where her writing and reporting skills garnered dozens of national, state and local journalism awards, including 10 Emmy Awards, three national Sigma Delta Chi Awards and a National Headliner Award. While at CCM, she has also received two Broadcast Educators Association Best of Festival awards.
Beyond her work with SPJ, Limor currently serves as national Secretary of the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation, which funds educational programs and grants for journalism-related projects.
Limor is currently working to develop an immersive multimedia educational tool that would bring viewers inside the journey of a Holocaust survivor, with lessons to inspire action against future acts of hatred and bigotry. The project, titled “Moniek’s Legacy,” is named after Limor’s father and focuses on his experience as a Holocaust survivor.
Sponsored by the Holocaust and Humanity Center, Moniek’s Legacy will serve as an online resource for educators to inspire engaging, civil discussions in classrooms and community groups. Cincinnati’s Jewish Innovation Fund awarded Limor a $25,000 grant to support the project in August 2017, and she has since raised more than $60,000 in additional funding.
She hopes to create E-Media classes at CCM that will work on Moniek’s Legacy, which will give students the opportunity to travel to Poland and Germany during filming, as well as experience editing and developing other applications for the project. Limor hopes to complete the project and begin presentations to teachers and students by Spring 2019.
CCM’s E-Media program emphasizes hands-on learning designed to prepare students for the ever-changing media industry by teaching foundational skills in audio, video and web production as well as media writing. Learn more about the program at ccm.uc.edu/emedia.