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Sep 6 2012

Event Agenda

Workshop Agenda

“Covering Suicide” A Workshop for Local and Regional Journalists

September 21–22, 2012

WHYY Studios 150 N. Sixth Street Philadelphia, PA

Made possible by the generous support of the Scattergood Foundation for Behavioral Health and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Speaker Bios

Friday, September 21, 2012

Location: WHYY, Lincoln Financial Studio

8:00 – 8:30am Breakfast and Registration

8:30 – 9:00am Welcome and Overview

Bruce Shapiro, Executive Director, Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma

Joe Pyle, President, Thomas Scattergood Foundation for Behavioral Health

Robert Gebbia, Executive Director, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

9:00 – 9:15am Participant Roundtable

Journalist participants will have one minute for introductions and brief mention of areas of interest concerning suicide prevention

9:15 – 10:15am Morning Keynote - Suicide and the Media

Madelyn Gould, Ph.D. M.P.H., Professor, Psychiatry, Public Health and Epidemiology and Deputy Director, Research Training Program in Child Psychiatry Columbia University/New York State Psychiatric Institute

Moderator: Bruce Shapiro, Executive Director, Dart Center

10:15 – 10:30am Break

10:30 – 12:00pm Expert Plenary – Suicide Research, Myths and Trends

Paula Clayton, M.D., Medical Director, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Thomas Joiner, Ph.D., Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Florida State University

Matthew K. Nock, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Harvard University and 2011 MacArthur Genius

Christopher J. Ruhm, Ph.D., Professor of Public Policy and Economics, University of Virginia

Moderator: Bruce Shapiro, Executive Director, Dart Center

12:00 – 12:30pm Lunch Break

12:30 – 1:30pm Lunchtime Keynote – Life After Suicide

Christopher (Kit) Lukas, Writer, Actor, Director, TV Producer and Author of Blue Genes: A Memoir of Loss and Survival and Silent Grief: Living in the Wake of Suicide

Moderator: Ari Goldman, Professor, Columbia Journalism School, former religion reporter, The New York Times

1:30 – 1:45pm Break

1:45 – 3:00pm Expert Plenary – LBGT YOUTH, BULLYING AND SOCIAL MEDIA: A CONTEMPORARY DILEMMA

Ann Haas, Ph.D., Senior Director of Education and Prevention, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Brian Mustanski, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine and Director of IMPACT: LGBT Heath and Development Program

Jonathan Singer, Ph.D. LCSW, Assistant Professor of Social Work, Temple University

Moderator: Bruce Shapiro, Executive Director, Dart Center

3:00 – 3:15pm Break

3:15 – 3:45pm Afternoon Keynote – Suicide on College Campuses, A Parent’s Perspective

Philip Satow, Co-Founder, The Jed Foundation

3:45 – 4:45pm Panel Discussion – Suicide on College Campuses: Tyler Clementi and Beyond

Ann Haas, Ph.D. Senior Director of Education and Prevention, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Alison Malmon, Executive Director and Founder, Active Minds

Eric Marcus, Journalist and Author, “Why Suicide?”

Philip Satow, Co-Founder, The Jed Foundation

Moderator: Bruce Shapiro, Executive Director, Dart Center

4:45 – 5:15pm Ask the Experts! Gameshow-Style

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Location: WHYY, Lincoln Financial Studio

8:30 – 9:00am Breakfast

9:00 – 10:15am Presentation and Discussion – Ethics and Practice when Reporting on Suicide

Al Tompkins, Senior Faculty, The Poynter Institute

10:15 – 10:30am Break

10:30 – 12:00pm High Impact Reporting on Suicide – Story Behind the Story

Michael de Yoanna, Reporter, Salon.com

Jesse Green, Reporter, New York Magazine

Sabrina Rubin Erdely, Contributing Editor, Rolling Stone

Maiken Scott, Behavioral Health Reporter, WHYY

Moderator: Bruce Shapiro, Executive Director, Dart Center

12:00 – 1:00pm Working Lunch -- Story Clinics on Special Topics

Teens and Suicide with Jesse Green

Soldiers, Veterans and Suicide with Michael de Yoanna

LGBT Youth and Suicide with Sabrina Rubin Erdley

Health, Science and Suicide with Maiken Scott

1:00 – 2:00pm Master Class – Public Death, Private Grief

Ari Goldman, Professor, Columbia Journalism School and former religion reporter, The New York Times

2:00 – 2:15pm Break

2:15 – 3:00pm Group Think, Generating Story Ideas

Facilitator: Al Tompkins, Senior Faculty, The Poynter Institute

3:00 – 3:30pm WRAP UP & CLOSE

 

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