Dec. 6, 2018 in Pittsburgh, PA

ONA Pittsburgh: Words Matter: How reporting can affect public bias about sexual assault

 An ONA Local event, hosted by ONA Pittsburgh

Sexual violence is a complex topic for journalists to cover and can be even more difficult for the public to understand. Aware that this is a sensitive subject, journalists and editors sometimes soft-pedal language. However, the public’s ability to understand the seriousness of the allegations and the crime in general may be diminished by these language choices. This workshop offers insight to move beyond issues of sensitivity and examines how language, context and expert content can enhance reporting about sexual assault and advance public understanding of this serious and widespread crime.

Training by Sexual Violence Expert: Kristen Houser Chief Public Affairs Officer, RALIANCE, National Sexual Violence Resource Center and Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape

AGENDA

6:00 P.M. Registration and networking reception

6:30-8:30 P.M. Program

A light meal and refreshments will be served.

This workshop is for members of the news media, journalists and writers. Please register to attend.

Accommodations are available.

Fee-waivers are available.

For any inquiries, please contact Sue Clarke at sue@fisafoundation.org or 412-456-5550.


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This workshop examines how language, context and expert content can enhance reporting about sexual assault and advance public understanding of this serious and widespread crime.

  When

Dec. 6, 2018
6-8:30 p.m.

  Where

Point Park University Center For Media Innovation
Point Park University Center For Media Innovation 305 Wood Street Pittsburgh
PA 15222