Helping or Hurting? The Media’s Impact in Reporting Mental Health
Join local and national media, communications and suicide prevention experts in addressing this timely issue.
February 23, 2018
2:30 - 8:00 PM
Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute
7th Floor Commons
20 Cooper Square, NY
How should reporters cover mental health issues? What do you need to think about when reporting a suicide? How do you responsibly cover these stories with our triggering negative reactions?
2:30 – 5:00
History Overview of Media Guidelines
Dan Romer, Research Director, Annenberg Public Policy Center, University of Pennsylvania
Changing the Conversation
Colleen Longellow Carr, Deputy Director, National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention
Understanding Media Impact
Randi Pochtar, PhD, Psychologist, Child Study Center at NYU Langone Health
Issues and Challenge: Reporter’s Perspectives
Jenifer Fermino, Former City Hall Bureau Chief, New York Daily News, Account director at Fenton
Dan Goldberg, senior health reporter, Politico, former health reporter, Newark Star-Ledger
5:00 – 6:00 PM
Reception and Refreshments
6:00 – 8:00 PM
“Our Brother Jordan” film by Kaitlin Sprague, survivor of suicide loss, director
Discussion with Kaitlin and Marcia Rock, Director, News and Documentary NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute
How Visual Media Can Help or Hurt
Nicole Noren, producer and journalist, ESPN, 2015 Media Award from Mental Health America
Audrey Quinn, Health Reporter, WNYC
Both journalists receiver the Rosalynn Carter Fellowship for Mental Health Journalism and will discuss good practices.
Free Admission- Pre-Registration is required at https://samaritansnyc.ejoinme.org/Media2018
Presented by the The NYU Arthur L.Carter Journalism Institute and Samaritans Suicide Prevention Center.