9 am – 10:30 am
Plenary: Active shooter on campus: Coverage of the Parkland school tragedy, a case study.
Join us for a discussion with parents, teachers and students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on how the media responded on Feb. 14, 2018 when a former student entered the school and began a shooting spree that left 17 dead and 17 injured, making it one of the deadliest school massacre in U.S. history. The people who lived through such a terrible tragedy will speak directly to the media about what it was like to have hundreds of reporters descend on them at the worst moment of their lives — and turn a select few students into celebrities in the process. What did we get right? What did we get wrong? Are we part of the problem as more and more school shooters seek fame and glory? Here these impactful stories and help identify best practices moving forward.
Presenter: Frances Robles, New York Times
Moderator: Maria Elena Salinas, The Real Story Maria Elena Salinas and former Univision news anchor
Panelists: Lori Alhadeff, parent of murdered 14-year-old student Alyssa Alhadeff and now a candidate for the Broward County School Board; Carlos “Carlitos” Rodríguez, a student and creator of the “Stories Untold” movement, which highlighted telling the stories of students of color the media largely ignored; Sarah Lerner, English teacher, yearbook advisor and Sun-Sentinel High School Journalism Teacher of the Year in April 2014; Rain Valladares, a senior who will be editor in chief of the yearbook in 2018-19 and was the photo editor last year; Natasha Martinez, a senior who will serve as the yearbook’s caption editor this coming school year.
Sponsored by the New York Times