22 in Philadelphia

Suicide has to be one of the most difficult subjects to cover as a journalist. A couple of great pieces come to mind:
And this documentary by Eric Steel: http://www.thebridge-themovie.com/new/index.html (filmed in part by some good friends from jschool)
The Dart Center is offering a FREE training on covering this issue. More information here http://dartcenter.org/covering-suicide-workshop and below. -Mia



Journalists don’t often imagine themselves faced with covering a suicide. But in the last year alone suicides of celebrities and public figures, college students and teens, soldiers and veterans, have challenged reporters, news organizations and the public alike to make sense of what happened, how it might have been prevented, and what best newsroom practices should be.

The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma invites you to attend a FREE professional training workshop on covering suicide September 21-22 in Philadelphia.

This workshop — the first of its kind —
will feature local and national mental health researchers and policy experts, award-winning journalists and suicide prevention advocates to address the challenging topic of suicide. It is geared towards journalists on a range of beats, including:

– Criminal justice

– Military and veterans affairs

– Education and youth

– Health

– Obituaries

– Investigative and special-projects teams

This workshop is also designed for editors, producers and other newsroom leaders, with five spaces reserved for college journalists and/or campus media advisors.

Speakers include national and local public health and clinical experts from Columbia, Harvard, Temple and Florida State; trainers from the Poynter Institute and award-winning reporters with New York magazine, Salon.com, Rolling Stone, WHYY and beyond.

participants will be eligible to apply for $500-$1500 reporting grants being offered by the Dart Center and Scattergood Foundation.


Program and registration details can be found at: http://dartcenter.org/covering-suicide-workshop

Feel free to forward this invitation to colleagues who may be interested.

Questions? Email me directly at kate.black@dartcenter.org

This program is made
possible by funding from the Scattergood Foundation for Behavioral Health and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

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