We don’t often hear about Veterans in the news.
When we do, the coverage sometimes includes misconceptions and language that promote stereotypes about Veterans, especially those living with post-traumatic stress.
In an effort to support the work of journalists who are reporting on the Veteran experience, the Centre of Excellence on PTSD and Dr. Rob Whitley of McGill University have collaborated on a series of new guidelines. These are intended to assist journalists in using accurate and sensitive language when reporting on events involving or affecting Veterans, and to contribute to a new, and more complex, understanding of the lives of Veterans and of the Families who stand with them. The guidelines will be available for download after the presentation.
Join us for a live webinar, hosted by the Centre of Excellence on PTSD, on Wednesday, 27 October 2021, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET. The conversation will focus on the new guidelines, as well as the anticipated benefits and outcomes for both journalists and Veterans. Panellists for this bilingual event include: