In advance of Mental Health Awareness Month in September, Poynter and the CDC are teaming up to help journalists tell better stories.
During this free 90-minute webinar on Wednesday, Aug. 30, journalists will get an overview of CDC-maintained public databases and learn how to use them to access national-, state- and county-level injury and death data, including deaths by suicide, gun violence, and more.
CDC Data Specialist Dionne “Dee” Williams from the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control’s Data Analytics Branch will demonstrate how reporters can find and use statistics by year, race and ethnicity, age, sex, and more.
Acquiring basic skills in these databases will allow you to quickly supply valuable context for a wide range of news, including stories on breaking news, public policy, community initiatives and fact checks.
Also on hand for this free webinar will be Kelly McBride, who leads Poynter’s Transforming Crime Reporting initiative, and Dan Reidenberg, a nationally recognized suicide prevention expert.
This free training is made possible by our funders: SAVE.org, the Centers for Disease Control and the Craig Newmark Center for Ethics and Leadership at Poynter.
Participants will be given an opportunity to ask questions.
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