University of Oregon-UNESCO Crossings Institute, discuss the ethics around reporting on a mass shooting.
With guests from the student newspaper at Umpqua Community College, faculty members, students and journalists gathered in Allen Hall at the University of Oregon to discuss that question of journalists’ ethics in the context of conflict-sensitive reporting and intercultural dialogue.
In the wake of the Roseburg tragedy, a mass shooting on 1 October 2015, the University of Oregon-UNESCO Crossings Institute hosted a two-part panel forum about reporting on mass shootings. During the first half, reporters who documented the shooting on the Umpqua Community College campus, and those who've broken similar news discussed how to mentally prepare and the practical ethics of approaching sources in distress..
Through its original, dynamic reporting, the UO-UNESCO Crossings Institute aligns itself with the objectives of UNESCO by inspiring a global dialogue, cultivating solidarity across ethoses and borders, and promoting a culture of peace.