Words Matter: How language, context and content can perpetuate or change public bias about sexual vi

Thursday, December 06, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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

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

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