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Mar 29 2013

International

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Symposium: Sandy Hook and Beyond

Click here to watch all of the symposium panels. Click here to read the Live Blog from the event. Click here for program details.

The daylong symposium: Sandy Hook and Beyond: Breaking News, Trauma and Aftermath took place on Monday at Columbia University. Regional and national journalists were joined by community leaders, mental health experts, policy advocates and Sandy Hook families and shared perspectives, discussed lessons learned and pointed the way towards responsible news coverage going forward. 

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Alan Chin / facingchange.org for the Dart Center: Dave Cullen, Dart Center Ochberg Fellow and bestselling author of Columbine, reacts as Dart Center Executive Director Bruce Shapiro poses a question during a panel addressing the aftermath of tragedy. Looking on are (from right) Ochberg Fellow Beth Macy, the Roanake Times; Candice Kane, Chief Operating Officer, Cure Violence, Chicago; and Steven Marans, Professor, Child Study Center, Yale School of Medicine.

Click here to watch full coverage of the symposium.

Click here for the Live Blog.

Click here for program details.

The massacre of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School changed America. The tragedy also challenged - and continues to challenge - journalists and news organizations.

This daylong symposium reflected on the news coverage of Sandy Hook. Regional and national journalists were joined by community leaders, Sandy Hook families, mental health experts and policy advocates, sharing perspectives, discussing lessons learned and pointing the way towards responsible news coverage going forward.

Speakers included:
Click here for speaker bios.
Andy Carvin, Senior Strategist, NPR
Brad Clift, Freelance Photojournalist
Dave Cullen, Journalist and Author, "Columbine"
Kevin Cullen, Columnist, Boston Globe
Charles Dumais, Principal, Newtown High School
Alaine Griffin, Reporter, Hartford Courant
Charles Herrick, MD, Chairman, Department of Psychiatry, Western Connecticut Health Network
Candice M. Kane, JD, PhD, Chief Operating Officer, Cure Violence
Matthew Kauffman, Investigative Reporter, Hartford Courant
Bill Leukhardt, Staff Reporter, Hartford Courant and Stepfather of Lauren Rousseau 
Patricia Llodra, First Selectwoman, Newtown
Jim MacMillan, Founder, GunCrisis.org
Beth Macy, Reporter, The Roanoke Times
Steven Marans, MSW, PhD, Professor, Child Study Center, Yale School of Medicine  
Jacqueline Smith, Managing Editor, The News-Times, Danbury
Naomi Starobin, News Director, WSHU Public Radio, Fairfield
Lt. J. Paul Vance, Spokesman, Connecticut State Police

Moderators:
Emily Bell, Director, Tow Center for Digital Journalism
Bruce Shapiro, Executive Director, Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma

The event was free and open to the public, and also live-streamed.

Follow the day's events, and continue the conversation on Twitter at #aftersandyhook.

Monday, April 22, 2013; 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM; Columbia Journalism School, NYC

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