Northern Ireland Trauma Reporting Workshop – Derry/Londonderry

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Date(s) - 12/03/2020
09:00 - 16:00

St Columb's Hall


Northern Ireland Trauma Reporting Workshops

Workshop: “Northern Ireland Trauma Reporting”
DATE: Thursday, 12 March 2020, 9.00am-4.00pm
VENUE: St. Columb’s Hall, 10a Newmarket Street, Orchard Street, Derry/Londonderry, BT48 6EB


The day-long workshop being offered in Derry/Londonderry and Belfast will centre on how trauma has traditionally been reported by media in Northern Ireland and how trauma reporting can be improved.

In the morning, presenters will discuss trauma and PTSD, a critique on traditional structures and framing of political stories, information on the impact of reporting on trauma victims, and a discussion about traditional media reporting about children, anniversaries and marches, and psychological trauma.

In the afternoon, the workshop will turn to solutions. Presentations will include how to report trauma in a socially responsible manner, how media can break away from traditional frames, and finding and creating platforms for responsible trauma reporting. The event will conclude with a press conference featuring those impacted by trauma.

Presenters will include local and international experts Kathryn Johnston (NUJ), Allan Leonard and Alan Meban (Shared Future News), Paul Gallagher (WAVE Trauma Center), Prof. Jake Lynch (University of Sydney, AUS), and Prof. Steven Youngblood (Park University, US).

The event is sponsored by the National Union of Journalists, Shared Future News, Center for Global Peace Journalism (US), WAVE Trauma Center, and the US Consulate in Belfast.

Free registration

The event is open to all, including journalists, students, and the general public. It will be held from 9:00am to 4:00pm and include lunch. The event is free, but registration is requested so that lunches may be ordered.

Registrations (choose one)

Thursday, 12 March 2020: St. Columb’s Hall, 10a Newmarket Street, Orchard Street, Derry/Londonderry, BT48 6EB

Friday, 13 March 2020: Belfast Metropolitan College, Springvale Campus, e3 Building, 398 Springfield Road, Belfast, BT12 7DU



Bookings are closed for this event.