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

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

"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."

Organizer ONA

"The Online News Association is the world’s largest association of digital journalists. ONA’s mission is to inspire innovation and excellence among journalists to better serve the public. Membership includes journalists, technologists, executives, academics and students who produce news for and support digital delivery systems."

When?

Thu, Dec. 6, 2018
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Eastern

Where?

Point Park University Center For Media Innovation
305 Wood St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
United States of America

From downtown Pittsburgh, head southwest on Grant St. to Oliver Ave, then turn right onto Fourth Ave. then go left on Wood St. and the destination will be on the left.