Philadelphia Workshop: Getting It Right — Reporting on Youth Violence
Even as crime rates hit record lows in cities across the country, gun homicides, gang violence and dating abuse among young people remain stunningly high. Last year, there were more than 4,000 violent incidents in Philadelphia’s schools, the majority of them involving students not yet in high school.
To help journalists and news organizations strengthen their coverage of this crucial public health issue, the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma based at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism is presenting a two-day workshop: “Getting it Right: Reporting on Youth Violence.”
The workshop, supported by funding from the Thomas Scattergood Foundation for Behavioral Health, will take place December 9 and 10, 2011 at WHYY in Philadelphia.
Participation is open to working reporters, editors, photographers, producers or bloggers for print, broadcast or online media based in or around the Greater Philadelphia area. If you are interested in attending and live outside Philadelphia, you may register but will be responsible for your travel and accommodations. Staff, contract and freelance journalists are eligible. Space is limited — please register early!
There is no cost to attend this workshop.
The registration deadline is November 23, 2011.
To register, please email Kate Black with your contact information (name, address, city, state, zip, phone, email) along with a brief letter of interest that:
• Describes how and why this workshop is relevant to you and your work.
• Identifies two issues related to youth violence of particular interest to you.
• Explains one or more challenges you have encountered in pursuing stories on this topic or related ones.
If you have any questions or need additional information, email Kate Black.
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