After the Texas Shooting: What Journalists Need to Know About Guns and Ammo

Course Overview

After the Texas Shooting: What Journalists Need to Know About Guns and Ammo
This $29.95 Webinar is free because we believe strongly in helping journalists handle this important topic.
Originally Broadcast On:
November 07, 2017
Time Estimate:
One hour for the main presentation and questions. Sometimes presenters stay longer to answer additional questions from participants.

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This Webinar was originally broadcast on:
November 07, 2017 Enroll Now
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In this Webinar, you will learn the vocabulary of different kinds of weapons and ammunition, find out what qualifies as an "assault" weapon and the explore two landmark court cases that have had a major influence on the Second Amendment.

Want to learn about the difference between clips and magazines, cartridges and bullets, pistols and handguns? Learning about firearms can give you a better understanding of gun issues and policies, and lead to smarter stories.

You will be able to use what you've learned in your everyday journalism as you cover crime, police, outdoor living and even political debates.

Join Poynter Institute's Al Tompkins, who led hands-on workshops for hundreds of journalists around America.

What Will I Learn:
  • Understand what calibers mean
  • The difference between an automatic, semi-automatic and single shot weapon
  • The difference in firepower between difference kinds of weapons
  • Terms like "magazine" and "assault weapon" and show you what they mean and don't mean
  • What the courts have said about the Second Amendment
Who Should Take this Course:

Reporters, editors, producers and anyone interested in telling stories about gun issues.

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