Dr. Frank Ochberg - KEYNOTE
Frank M. Ochberg, M.D. is a founding board member of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies and recipient of their highest honor, the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Suzy D’Enbeau (Ph.D., organizational communication, Purdue University) is an Assistant Professor in the School of Communication Studies at Kent State University. Her research explores how organizations advocate for gender equality in both domestic and transnational contexts and problematizes dominant ways of thinking about, constructing, and performing gender.
Rachel Dissell, of Cleveland, has been a reporter for The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer since 2002, often focusing on the impact of violence against women and children and other social justice issues.
Dr. Dworznik spent ten years as a television reporter and anchor, working the police beat in Mansfield, Toledo, and Youngstown, Ohio.
In December of 2011, as a Kent State freshman, Allyssa discovered that someone had used her identity online for five years, stealing photos and information to create their own identity online. While creating a fake life under the name "Lauren Ashley Cook," this person also sent Allyssa malicious text messages that were interpreted to be jokes from peers.
Bruce M. Hennes is the Managing Partner of Hennes Communications, one of the few firms in the US focused exclusively on crisis communications and reputation management.
Johanna Orozco’s life changed in an instant while she was in high school. On March 5, 2007 her former boyfriend, 17 year old Juan Ruiz, shot her in the face at close range with a sawed-off shotgun. Surgeons saved what they could of her jaw and rebuilt the rest out of a piece of bone from her leg.
Diane Porter has 30-plus years of combined editing experience at the Austin American-Statesman, the Arizona Republic and The Washington Post.
Krystel Tossone, Ph.D., is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education at Case Western Reserve University’s Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences.
Butch Ward is senior faculty and former Managing Director at The Poynter Institute, where he teaches leadership, editing, reporting and writing. He worked for 27 years in newspapers, at The Philadelphia Inquirer and Baltimore News American, and was managing editor in both newsrooms.
Ginny Whitehouse is an associate professor of journalism at Eastern Kentucky University, where she teaches and researches in the areas of media ethics and privacy.
Jan Winburn is senior editor for enterprise reporting at CNN Digital, where she is bringing longform multimedia storytelling to a brand known for breaking news. Before joining CNN in 2009, she was an editor at newspapers for three decades.
Bruce Winges has been editor and vice president of the Akron Beacon Journal since May 2007. Winges has also held a variety of editing and management positions since he joined the Beacon Journal in 1982.
Bernice Yeung is a reporter for Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting and a 2015-2016 Knight-Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan. She has covered topics ranging from human trafficking to domestic violence against immigrant women to wrongful convictions.
Covering trauma -- a tragic accident, a horrendous attack, a sickening court case, a catastrophic weather event – exposes journalists and victims to complicated questions about ethics and responsibility. This year’s Poynter KSU Media Ethics Workshop will delve into significant topics including privacy, re-victimization and the trauma that journalists themselves often deny. Best practices for PR and other media professionals also will be covered.
Jan Leach: firstname.lastname@example.org, 330-672-4289
Jennifer Kramer: email@example.com, 330-672-1960
Melinda Stephan: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Poynter KSU Media Ethics Workshop is a one-day training program for professionals, educators and students that examines critical issues and perspectives in media ethics. Moderated by distinguished ethics faculty from The Poynter Institute, the Media Ethics Workshop provides a unique forum for professionals and students alike to confront and discuss significant issues crucial to understanding media ethics and its effect on our world. Previous Workshops have addressed online ethics, sports media ethics, political media ethics, entertainment media ethics and the ethics of data mining. Established in 2004, the Poynter KSU Media Ethics Workshop continues its mission to strengthen media credibility and bolster citizens’ faith in media integrity.
Johanna Orozco could have been a statistic: just another teen victim of extreme violence. Rachel Dissell could have done a quick news feature about Johanna and moved on to more exciting, stories. Neither took an easy route. Read the original Plain Dealer series, “Johanna: Facing Forward,” here.
Dr. Frank Ochberg
Dr. Frank M. Ochberg is the nation’s leading expert in journalism and trauma. He helped define “Stockholm Syndrome” (the behavior of captives who bond with their captors), and he is a frequent analyst and expert in court cases including at the sentencing hearing for the Cleveland man who kidnapped and tortured three young women for 10 years.
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