Program

Responsible Reporting of Gun Violence:
Protecting Communities and the First Amendment, Preventing Copycat Violence

Friday, February 9, 2018 | 111 Barco Law Building, 3900 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA

8:30 am

Continental breakfast

9:00 – 9:05

Welcome

Lisa S. Parker, PhD
Director, Center for Bioethics & Health Law
University of Pittsburgh

9:05 – 9:15

Introduction

John “Jack” Rozel, MD, MSL
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh

9:15 – 9:40

The Challenge of Developing a “Science” of Violence Prediction

Edward P. Mulvey, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh

9:40 – 9:50

Discussion of written questions from audience*

9:50 – 10:25

Behavioral Based Threat Assessment: A Framework for Assessing and Preventing Targeted Violence Attacks

Russell Palarea, PhD
President, Operational Psychology Services

10:25 – 10:35

Discussion of written questions from audience*

10:35 – 10:45

Break

10:45 – 11:20

Reducing Public Mass Shootings in the United States: An Assessment of Firearms Availability and Media Coverage of Perpetrators

Adam Lankford, PhD, MS
Associate Professor of Criminology & Criminal Justice
The University of Alabama

11:20 – 11:30

Discussion of written questions from audience*

11:30 – 12:05

News Media Coverage of Mental Illness and Violence: Influence on US Firearm Policy Debates

Beth McGinty, PhD, MS
Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management, and of Mental Health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

12:05 – 12:15

Discussion of written questions from audience*

12:15 – 12:50

Lunch

12:50 – 1:25

Bad Barrage: A Look at Problematic Media Coverage of Mass Shootings

Mark Follman
National Affairs Editor, Mother Jones

1:25 – 1:35

Discussion of written questions from audience*

1:35 – 2:10

Reporting on Gun Violence: How Journalists Unintentionally Make Things Worse and How You Can Help

Kelly McBride
Vice President, The Poynter Institute

2:10 – 2:20

Discussion of written questions from audience*

2:20 – 2:50

Panel discussion among speakers

2:50 – 3:20

Response by specific panelists to written questions from audience*

3:20 – 3:30

Concluding Remarks

John “Jack” Rozel

3:30 pm

Adjourn

* Lisa S. Parker will also facilitate all discussion sessions, including Q&A and panel discussion