Best Practices for Reporting on Mass Shootings
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- Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 2:00pm Eastern Time Enroll Now
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- Best Practices for Reporting on Mass Shootings
- This $29.95 webinar is free thanks to the generous support of SAVE
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- One hour for the main presentation and questions. Sometimes presenters stay longer to answer additional questions from participants.
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Since Columbine, there have been an increasing number of mass shootings, nearly all of which have been high-profile, breaking-news events. Research has shown a clear contagion effect from these reports, especially when media outlets repeatedly share images, descriptions of the perpetrator, stories about the victims and suspicions about the mental health of the shooter.
This webinar will introduce the first set of best practices created by mental health, suicide prevention and media experts.
What Will I Learn:
- How harmful reporting contributes to copycat shootings
- How helpful reporting contributes to educating the public and reducing the risk of contagion
- Tips on what to report and what not to report when covering a mass shooting
Who Should Take this Course:
Reporters, editors, producers, newsroom leaders and anyone in the media industry who covers breaking news.
Dr. Dan Reidenberg is Executive Director of SAVE, Managing Director of the National Council for Suicide Prevention, US Representative to the IASP and is Co-Chair of the International Media and Suicide Task Force. He serves on the editorial advisory boards for The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, Crisis, International Journal of Emergency Services, American College of Forensic Examiners, Annals of Psychotherapy and Integrative Medicine and Esperanza magazine and is a reviewer for SAMHSA, National Lifeline, and the Royal Society of New Zealand.
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