Reporting on Bullying

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January 29, 2014 Enroll Now
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Course Overview

Title:
Reporting on Bullying
Type:
Webinar
Cost:
$9.95
Originally Broadcast On:
January 29, 2014
Time Estimate:
One hour for the main presentation and questions. Sometimes presenters stay longer to answer additional questions from participants.

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Bullying is a hot topic these days. Schools are scrutinized for their ability to address the issue, parents are criticized for their failure to monitor their children’s behavior and stories about bullying generate a lot of buzz. Yet there is much misinformation perpetuated by journalists.

In this Webinar, you will learn how to get beyond the emotional and political hysteria and to avoid common pitfalls so you can cover the bullying phenomenon with context, accuracy and sensitivity.

What Will I Learn:
  • A working definition of bullying that is accepted by professionals and clear enough for the public to understand
  • Where to get accurate numbers about bullying trends and research
  • How to find experts and what to ask them
  • How to investigate claims of bullying
Who Should Take this Course:

Reporters, bloggers, editors and producers who cover education, children’s issues and crime.

Course Instructor:

Kelly McBride

Kelly McBride is the vice president at The Poynter Institute. She is a writer, teacher and one of the country's leading voices when it comes to media ethics. She has been on the faculty of The Poynter Institute since 2002 and is editor, along with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute, of The New Ethics of Journalism : Principles for the 21st Century.

Her other work involves Poynter’s Sense-Making Project, a Ford Foundation project examining the transformation of journalism from a profession of a few to a civic obligation of many, the effects of technology on democracy, and the media habits of the millennial generation. She conducts workshops in newsrooms and at journalism conventions across the country. Twice she has traveled to South Africa to lead advanced reporting and writing seminars geared toward reporters working in a young democracy. You can follow her on Twitter at @kellymcb.

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