Trauma Journalism: Training for educators
October 15, 2015 - October 17, 2015
This two-day conference at the Reynolds Journalism Institute will teach journalism educators about how to prepare students for the impact of trauma on individuals — including themselves — and communities, how to build resilience through reporting, and provide hands-on help in creating units or standalone courses on trauma. Participants will walk away with a deeper knowledge of the dynamics of trauma and resilience, the elements of self care, and how to navigate classroom discussions of some of the most sensitive topics journalists encounter in their work.
New Media for New Voters: A public forum
October 29, 2015
Presidential politics is changing massively in the world of digital communication innovations. Spurring this revolution are young adults between the ages of 18 and 30, the so-called Millennial Generation. They are 83 million strong, and make up a quarter of the U.S. population. Please join us for an hour of discussion among six nationally known researchers on youth and politics. What do Millennials know about politics? How much do they care? Will they participate actively in the 2016 presidential election? What role will mobile devices play for them? Will they watch debates, and will they watch television in sizeable numbers? Find out the latest, and join us in talking about what it will mean for 2016.