Join this series of 3 webinars, FREE for all SDBA member stations! No preregistration required; just click the zoom link below to join on each date.
Each webinar will be recorded and archived for later viewing. Webinars scheduled for January 28, February 25, and March 18.
And you thought it couldn’t get worse than 2020?
A Series of Timely Tips and Coaching for Real World Journalism with Kevin Benz
Beating Burnout: Managing mental health in crisis
We discuss how to identify the symptoms of burnout (which is a real mental health issue brought on
by stress and isolation –sound familiar?), how to differentiate it from simple exhaustion and then
how to avoid it. This is aimed both at news managers trying to take care of their team (and
themselves) as well as individual staff trying to cope day-to-day. ARCHIVE LINK
Context in Crisis: Making the right call in crisis and breaking news coverage
Here we focus specifically on fast, accurate and fair coverage of the most recent events in
journalism —the insurrection at the Capitol, COVID-19, racial justice and equality, law enforcement,
protest and violence. We discuss what questions to ask in order to ensure thorough, complete, and
ethical reporting on these very difficult topics. Including how working while exhausted and working
fast can get in the way of thorough reporting. ARCHIVE LINK
Covering Law Enforcement: Being fair and holding accountable
Law enforcement dominates the day-to-day work of journalists and we must remember there is no
more powerful government agency in the daily life of our audience. It is journalism’s highest
obligation to hold law enforcement accountable for the enormous power society gives them. The
relationship between the press and the police is complicated —we must be fair, we must be
courageous and we must be independent. Here’s how.
Thursday, March 18 –10:30am Central: ARCHIVE LINK