ACES 2015 has ended
Welcome to the 19th annual American Copy Editors Society national conference in Pittsburgh March 26-28, 2015. (Photo by Jeremy Davis.)

Note: This schedule is subject to change.
Back To Schedule
Friday, March 27 • 10:45am - 12:15pm
Getting it Right on Mental Health and Suicide

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule, view media, leave feedback and see who's attending!

Stories about mental health and suicide are challenging for journalists: When and what should we report and how should we write it? What language should we avoid? Is anything off limits? Is your publication covering these topics as public health problems or punchlines? This workshop will provide editors with facts, figures and tools for getting it right, and discuss why accuracy matters so much. We'll look at some case studies and examine how copy editors might have once again saved the day.

avatar for Melissa McCoy

Melissa McCoy

Visiting Professor, University of Montana
Melissa McCoy is a visiting professor at the University of Montana School of Journalism and a former deputy managing editor of the Los Angeles Times. McCoy has been a visiting faculty member at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, where she was also an ethics fellow, and the Maynard... Read More →

Friday March 27, 2015 10:45am - 12:15pm EDT

Attendees (0)