Main focus: journalism
Twitter handle: @elbordeaux
Country: United States
Topics: media, internet, politics, journalism, american culture, tv, documentary, writing, fact-checking
Emma Lacey-Bordeaux is a writer and journalist working for CNN based in Washington D.C.
At a moment of unparalleled political turmoil in the United States, she helps to ensure the integrity of CNN’s political coverage
Working with reporters and producers, in the roll of Row Editor, Emma scrutinizes CNN’s reporting before it gets published on any platform to CNN’s global audience of millions online, on TV and across social and third party platforms.
Throughout her decade at the company, Emma has reported and produced award winning multimedia content, breaking news on numerous stories concerning America's justice system, gun laws and immigration system. She's covered Presidential elections, major protests and always seeks out the unexplored, human angles to the giant stories capturing the world’s attention.
Compassion and curiosity drive Emma’s journalist interests and passions. She's lived in various cities in the United States and around the globe and loves few things more than a leisurely dinner with new friends. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Narrative Non-Fiction from the University of Georgia and recently released a groundbreaking documentary exploring how restrictive notions of masculinity play out in America’s prisons. She’s also a passionate advocate of cross cultural exchanges and dialogues, especially in this unique and tumultuous global moment of challenge and interconnectedness. Emma has delivered talks on media at home in the United States and in countries including Estonia, Ukraine and Serbia. She’s hosted journalists from South Africa, Uganda, Ukraine and Georgia and advises international new media start-ups and journalism associations in her spare time. Emma lives in DC with her husband and their dog, Scout, and two cats. She loves cooking, eating, biking and following her boundless curiosity to new delights.
Examples of previous talks / appearances:
A panel discussion on how journalists most compete against propaganda and spin in Kyiv, Ukraine alongside award winning investigative journalists.This talk is in: English
A talk in Warsaw, Poland on how I found and financed a documentary on feminists in a men's prison in California.This talk is in: English
A talk in Warsaw, Poland for those in the NGO sector concerning the power and importance of information in the digital era. How to think through telling your story for maximum impact and connecting with audiences who are inundated with information.This talk is in: English
A talk in Tbilisi, Georgia about how to sift through mountains of data to quickly fact-check statements by people in positions of power and hold them accountable.This talk is in: English