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Lydia Polgreen, NYT's West Africa bureau chief

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Columbia Journalism School presents a conversation with Lydia Polgreen, the West Africa bureau chief of the New York Times and member of the Class of 2000. Polgreen, who is based in Dakar, Senegal, has won several awards for her coverage of the region, including the George Polk Award for her reporting in Darfur. She will soon be moving to South Asia as a NYT correspondent. She'll discuss what it's like to be a foreign correspondent; some of her major stories; and tips for those who want to become international journalists. See her archive of stories: http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/p/lydia_polgreen/ Send questions to ss221@columbia.edu (subject=webcast) or use the live chatroom during the webcast.