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Johanna Orozco poses with a student for a quick selfie after her presentation at the Poynter Kent State Media Ethics Workshop.
Dr. Frank Ochberg, the workshop keynote speaker, helped define post traumatic stress disorder.
Maxed out auditorium seating pushed attendees to overflow spaces throughout Franklin Hall during the Poynter Kent State Media Ethics Workshop.
Suzy D'Enbeau (left), assistant professor in the School of Communication Studies (COMM), and COMM alumna Allyssa Griffiths spoke about cyber-stalking and sexual violence trauma.

"Enduring Trauma" is Focus of Poynter Kent State Media Ethics Workshop

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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, privacy and responsibility. This year’s Poynter Kent State Media Ethics Workshop, "Enduring Trauma," delved into significant topics including re-victimization, extreme crisis communication, campus sexual assault and the impacts of social media on trauma incidents and victims. Best practices for journalists and other communication professionals were covered. 

What is Trauma? The word trauma is highly charged and conveys many different meanings. To discover how several experts, ethicists, journalists and educators, follow the “Defining Trauma” social media series.

What is the Workshop? 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.



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