This project was created by Lea Khayata and Elettra Fiumi as their digital masters project at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism (class of 2011). All the reporting was done from New York City under the supervision of Professor David Klatell and Alan Haburchak. The goal was to document how the support of an organization changes the way interfaith children are raised. The focus was Jewish-Christian upbringing because there are no New York-based organizations similar to the Interfaith Community that cater to other religious combinations.
Lea is a French Lebanese multimedia journalist. She will graduate as a digital media concentrator from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in May 2011. She graduated from SciencesPo Journalism school in 2010 and has interned at The Huffington Post Investigative Fund and KQED Radio. She was raised in Paris and Beirut.
Elettra is a multimedia journalist. She will graduate as a digital media concentrator from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in May 2011. Prior to attending Columbia, she worked for more than four years at Departures and Black Ink, the magazines published by American Express, and freelanced for New York Magazine online. She was raised in Florence, Italy.
Laura Morrison and Clay Dockery for connecting us with sources.
And the following people for their support and advice:
David Klatell, Alan Haburchak, Duy Linh Tu, Kenan Davis, Lisa Waananen, Alex Hotz, Idil Abshir, David Alexander, Louis Imbert, Michael Keller and Thor Neureiter.
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