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Program

Saturday, February 9, 2008


8:00 am - Registration and Coffee (The Great Hall)



9:00 am - Keynote: Ian Stewart

Former West Africa Bureau Chief, Associated Press; PhD Candidate, Anthropology and History, University of Michigan.
 
"Residual Trauma: Journalist As Witness and Casualty"



9:30 am - War’s Other Casualties

Panel sponsored by The Canadian Press

Moderator: John Owen, founding Executive Producer, News Xchange and Visiting Professor, City University, London (UK).

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11:30 am - The Cost of Bearing Witness

Panel sponsored CWA-SCA Canada


Moderator: John Owen

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1:00 pm - Informal Lunch (The Great Hall)

Sponsored by CBC News




2:00 pm - Any Time, Any Place, It Could Happen To You

Panel sponsored by CNW Group

Moderator: Kevin Newman, Anchor and Executive Editor, Global National.
 
Panellists:
  • Chris Cramer, former head of CNN International and President, International News Safety Institute, Brussels.
  • Rodney Pinder, Director, International News Safety Institute, Brussels.
  • Ethan Baron, Reporter, The Province, Vancouver.


3:40 pm - Best Practice: Dealing with people in traumatic stress

Moderator: Kevin Newman

Panellists:
  • Dr. Alan Leschied, psychologist and professor, Faculty of Education, University of Western Ontario.
  • Karen Pierre, social worker, Trauma Program, London Health Sciences Centre.
  • Bruce Shapiro, Executive Director, The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, University of Washington.


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm - RECEPTION (THE GREAT HALL)


Words of welcome from University President, Dr. Paul Davenport, and Dean of the Faculty of Information and Media Studies, Dr. Thomas Carmichael.




Sunday, February 10, 2008


9:00 am - Keynote: Dr. Anthony Feinstein, University of Toronto

"The Emotional Health of Journalists"



9:35 am - Building Awareness: the Impact of Trauma on Others

Moderator: Dr. Nick Dyer-Witheford, Associate Dean, Faculty of Information and Media Studies, The University of Western Ontario.

Presenters:
Responder:
  • Rodney Pinder, Director, International News Safety Institute, Brussels.


11:15 am - REsistance & Recovery: What Can Journalists and Health Professionals Do?

Moderator: Keith Tomasek, Lecturer, Graduate Program in Journalism, The University of Western Ontario.

Presenters:

Responder:
  • George Hoff, Managing Editor, CBC Parliamentary Bureau; Co-Chair, Safety & Security Committee, North American Broadcasters Association; Dart Centre Ochberg Fellow, 2007.


1:00 pm - INFORMAL LUNCH (THE GREAT HALL)



2:00 pm - How Does Traumatization of Journalists Affect Coverage?

Moderator: Paul Benedetti, Lecturer, Graduate Program in Journalism, The University of Western Ontario.

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3:45 pm - What Do We Tell the Next Generation?

Moderator: Bruce Shapiro, Executive Director, The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, University of Washington.

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5:30 pm - CONFERENCE CLOSE