Covering Guns: Live coverage of the conference

April 1, 2013
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Poynter’s coverage of the Covering Guns conference in Chicago continues Wednesday. (Check out photos of the class trip to a shooting range Tuesday!) You can watch video live below.



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Here are today’s scheduled events (all times EDT):
9-9:30: The Global View: What Journalists Should Know About What Other Countries Do About Guns • Joyce Lee Malcolm, Professor of Law, George Mason University
10:45-noon: Mental Health and Gun Violence • Dr. Gary S. Belkin, Associate Professor of Psychiatry at NYU Langone Medical Center and Senior Director for Psychiatric Services for the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation
12:15-1:15: Testing the Truth About Gun Claims: The Politifact Way • Bill Adair, Politifact
1:15-2:45: Lunch. Guest speaker • Linda Lutton, WBEZ Chicago – This American Life

Poynter’s Butch Ward and Al Tompkins will live-blog and moderate a chat throughout the day.

You can replay Tuesday’s live blog and chat:

And here’s Monday’s live blog and chat:

Here’s the full conference schedule.

In order to prepare for the conversation, consider taking a side trip to Covering Guns, the website Al Tompkins built to go along with the course.

The homework section will guide you to the most important parts of the classroom conversations.

The conference hashtag is #coveringguns. Poynter will hold a second Covering Guns workshop July 10-12 in the Washington, D.C., area.