Bournemouth University is hosting a free workshop on responsible reporting of concussions and traumatic brain injuries in sport for journalists in conjunction with a not-for-profit organisation, the Concussion Legacy Foundation (CLF), and Oxford Brookes University.
The session will consist of two key areas:
- a 45-minute session on the latest science of concussions and how to most effectively report on concussions in UK sports, such as rugby, football and cricket.
- a 45-minute Q&A with CLF experts Chris Nowinski, PhD and Daniel Daneshvar, MD, PhD.
This free session will be held on Monday 21 February 2022 at 19.00 until 21.00 UK time via Zoom. Participants can register via EventBrite.
Dr Keith D. Parry, deputy head of department at Bournemouth University, said: “I have been researching media coverage of concussion in sport with colleagues for a number of years, looking at sports such as football and rugby. I am now working with the CLF to feed this research into their Concussion Reporting Workshop PRO. This is the only concussion education program for journalists and the media and the curriculum was developed by leading concussion experts in collaboration with top sports media professionals so participants will learn how to cover and discuss concussions accurately and with confidence.”
Further details on the CLF Media Project can be found on the foundation’s website: https://concussionfoundation.org/programs/media-project.