Prevention Spotlight: Investigative Reporting on Excessive Alcohol Use
Join the Northwest PTTC for this Spotlight Presentation, during which Independent journalist Ted Alcorn will present top-line findings of his ongoing, multipart investigation of alcohol’s impact on the state of New Mexico, where drinking kills at a faster clip than anywhere else in the country. He has also reported for the New York Times on alcohol mortality nationwide and policy changes pursued in Oregon. He will also provide insight into his reporting process and his views about the respective roles that journalists, advocates, and government officials play in advancing measures that improve population health and wellbeing.
- Describe the outsize impact alcohol has on the state of New Mexico, some of the factors driving it, and evidence-based measures to reduce its toll
- Explain the role that investigative journalism has played in focusing public attention and galvanizing legislative action
- Identify potential obstacles and remaining gaps to achieving progress in reducing alcohol-related harms
- Alcohol Awareness Toolkit, Northwest Prevention Technology Transfer Center
- Blind Drunk Series Main Page, New Mexico In Depth
- Blind Drunk Resources for Reporters, New Mexico In Depth
- Rethink the Drink, Oregon Health Authority
Ted Alcorn, is an independent journalist whose reporting on health and justice has appeared in numerous publications. An adjunct at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and NYU’s Wagner School of Public Service, he was previously the founding research director of Everytown For Gun Safety and a policy analyst in the New York City mayor’s office. He earned graduate degrees at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and their School for Advanced International Studies, and lived in Beijing, China as a Henry Luce scholar.
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