Stigma and beyond: covering mental illness

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Stigma and beyond: covering mental illness

Kathryn Gretsinger, UBC Graduate School of Journalism, CBCMaryse Zeidler, UBC Graduate School of JournalismBritney Dennison, UBC Graduate School of JournalismDr. Bill MacEwan, Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of British ColumbiaThis is a workshop led by Kathryn Gretsinger, UBC Graduate School of Journalism. While reporting on mental health has improved in the last ten years, much remains uncharted territory. What knowledge and skills do journalists need to develop stories about mental illness that don’t reinforce flawed stereotypes? This workshop will concentrate on the practicalities of researching and reporting on themes discussed in the plenary session From Fear to Fairness: Covering Mental Illness in Canada , problems imposed by the news budget, and finding new ways to put complex stories about people with mental health challenges in the mainstream, where they can make a difference.This workshop co-presented by the Canadian Journalism Forum on Violence and Trauma.

  • This is a workshop led by Kathryn Gretsinger, UBC Graduate School of Journalism. While reporting on mental health has improved in the last ten years, much remains uncharted territory. What knowledge and skills do journalists need to develop stories about mental illness that don’t reinforce flawed stereotypes? This workshop will concentrate on the practicalities of researching and reporting on themes discussed in the plenary session From Fear to Fairness: Covering Mental Illness in Canada , problems imposed by the news budget, and finding new ways to put complex stories about people with mental health challenges in the mainstream, where they can make a difference.
    Speakers: Kathryn Gretsinger, UBC Graduate School of Journalism, CBC
    Maryse Zeidler, UBC Graduate School of Journalism
    Britney Dennison, UBC Graduate School of Journalism
    Dr. Bill MacEwan, Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia

    This workshop co-presented by the Canadian Journalism Forum on Violence and Trauma.
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