The National Press Foundation has chosen 20 journalists for in-depth training to explore the complexities of mental health reporting.
Over four days, journalists will dive into a range of topics, including diagnosis and intervention; developments in treatment and research; economic impact; demographics; mental health legislation and public policy reforms; successful models in crisis intervention training for law enforcement; and community-based care. They’ll look at best practices for reporting on mental illness and mental health policy, with a focus on how to approach reporting on crimes involving the mentally ill. This journalist training is Sept. 18-21, 2016, in Washington, D.C.
The journalists are:
Leonora LaPeter Anton | Tampa Bay Times | @writerleonora
Jennifer Bleyer | Psychology Today | @jennypencil
Brianna Ehley | Politico | @BriannaEhley
Lisa Esposito | U.S. News & World Report | @lisaespo
Eric Falquero | Street Sense, Inc. | @streetsensedc & @ericfalquero
Eric Michael Garcia | Roll Call | @ericmgarcia
Sarah Goodyear | New York Daily News | @buttermilk1
Sandy Hausman | Virginia Public Radio
Anne Hillman | Alaska Public Media | @hillman_anne
Lindsay Holmes | The Huffington Post | @lindsaygholmes
Alva James-Johnson | Ledger-Enquirer (Columbus, GA) | @amjreporter
Megan Kamerick | New Mexico PBS | @megankamerick
Martin Kuz | San Antonio Express-News | @MartinKuz
Naomi Martin | The Dallas Morning News | @NaomiMartin
Carol Pearson | Voice of America
Steven Petrow | The New York Times | @stevenpetrow
Jason Pohl | Fort Collins Coloradoan | @pohl_jason
Rachel Roubein | National Journal | @rachel_jenn
Carrie Seidman | Sarasota Herald-Tribune | @CarrieSeidman
Johnathan Silver | The Texas Tribune (Austin, TX) | @JohnathanSilver
This training is underwritten by Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies, Inc.