April 1 - 2, 2011
A workshop for journalists in greater Philadelphia covering service members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Program and web resources made possible by generous funding from the Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation.
Covering combat veterans remains one of the special challenges of the post-9/11 world. Here are resources gleaned from "When Veterans Come Come," a two-day workshop for local journalists and regional news organizations in the greater Philadelphia area.
Attended by 21 reporters, editors and producers representing 12 news organizations, the workshop featured a wide range of local and national mental health and policy experts, award-winning journalists and veterans’ advocates. The workshop included background briefings as well as specialized reporting skills training to enhance the practical ability of local journalists to report on veterans knowledgeably, ethically and effectively.
The workshop was open to reporters for print, broadcast and online media; and editors, photographers, producers or bloggers. Staff, contract and freelance journalists were eligible.
Professor, Columbia Journalism School
Psychiatrist and Associate Professor of Health Management and Policy
Manager, RAND Corporation Behavioral and Social Sciences Group
Co-Founder, Connecticut Health Investigative Team
Adjunct Assistant Professor, USU Center for Deployment Psychology
Chief Judge, Philadelphia Veterans Court
Director, Philadelphia's Department of Behavioral Health and Mental Retardation Services
Executive Director, Philadelphia Veterans Multi-Service and Education Center
Health Policy Reporter, USA Today
Senior Reporter, ProPublica
Associate Dean of Prizes and Programs, Columbia Journalism School
Independent journalist, educator and consultant
Former U.S. Congressman
President, Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation
Executive Director, Center for Development Psychology
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Director, PTSD Clinical Team at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center
Executive Director, Veterans for Common Sense
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