“This Is Not a Drill:” Tentative Workshop Agenda

Hawaii “This is Not a Drill” Journalism Workshop

Hosted by Atomic Reporters (with support from the Carnegie Corporation) and the Stanley Foundation
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA 8 – 12 January, 2019

(The draft agenda below is tentative and subject to change – updated 2 November 2018)

Tuesday 8 January

Arrivals
18:00 – 20:00 Reception
Welcome and introductions
Cynthia LazaroffKaua’i resident, documentary filmmaker and author
University of Hawaii scholars (invited)

Wednesday 9 January (Day One)

08.30 – 09.00  Check-in and light breakfast
09:00 – 09:15 Program Overview from the Organizers
09.15 – 10.00  Opening address with Q&A
Hawaii Governor David Ige or Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (TBD)
10.00 – 10.30 Coffee break
10.30 – 11.30 Information-Age Technologies and the New Nuclear Threat Landscape
Alex Wellerstein – historian of science at the Stevens Institute of Technology
11.30 – 12.45 Digital Disinformation, Cyber Meddling, and Bad Tweets in Crisis Situations: A look back at the Hawaii alert – what if?
Andrew Futter – Associate professor in the School of History, Politics, and International Relations at the University of Leicester
Jaclyn Kerr
– Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University
Katie Joseff
 – Digital Intelligence (DigIntel) Lab, Institute for the Future (invited)
Brooke BuddemeierHealth Physicist Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (invited)
13.00 – 14.00  Lunch
14:15 – 15:15 Cyber Ops and Digital Warfare – Disrupting the Nuclear Balance
Andrew Futter University of Leicester
15:15 – 16:15 Behind the Curtain – Communicating a Crisis On and Offline
A discussion exploring what happened during the Hawaii false missile alert, communication procedures in nuclear-related emergencies, and the protocol for media engagement in crisis situations through online, social media and “offline” channels.
DHS/FEMA Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (TBD)
HI-EMA communications director (TBD)
16.15 – 17.30 INTERACTIVE SESSION: Do No Harm – Challenges for Journalists Covering the Intersection of Frontier Technologies and Nuclear Risks – Definition Gaps and Other Ambiguities
18:30 – 21:00 Dinner

Thursday 10 January (Day Two)

09:00 – 09:45 The Information Ecosystem and Nuclear Crisis Stability
Jaclyn Kerr – Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University
9:45 – 10:30 Gaming Communication on the Global Stage: Social Media Disinformation in Crisis Situations
Katie Joseff – Digital Intelligence Lab (invited)
10:30 – 10:45 Coffee break
[Transportation to East-West Center Campus]
11.30 – 13.00 Asia–Pacific Security: Regional Tensions, Emerging Technologies, and New Dimensions of Nuclear Risk
Discussion moderated by Ota Masakatsu, senior editorial writer, Kyodo News
David SantoroDirector, Pacific Forum
Denny Roy Senior fellow, East-West Center
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch at East-West Center (TBD)
14.30 – 16.30 Simulation – Covering the New Risk Landscape
16:30 – 17:30 Journalists Respond to the Simulation

18:30 21.00 Dinner and drinks

Friday 11 January (Day Three)

09:00 – 10:30 ROUNDTABLE: Acting in the Public Interest – Reporting Nuclear Cybersecurity Risks and Responses
Discussion leaders:
Josephine Wolff – Asst. Prof. Rochester Institute of Technology and tech journalist
Andrew Futter
Alex Wellerstein
Kristyn Karl – Assistant Professor, Political Science, Stevens Institute of Technology
10:30 – 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 – 11:30 Looking ahead: Policy and Governance Gaps and Challenges – Holding Power to Account
11.30 – 12.30 INTERACTIVE SESSION: Info-Gathering Tools, Open-Source Data, and Ethics – Trust but Verify
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.30 – 17.30 Field trip (HI-EMA TBD)
18.00 – Free time for dinner and rest of the evening

Saturday 12 January

10:00 – 11:00 Final morning session
Facilitated discussion with presenters and participants on story ideas, approaches, lingering questions, available resources (and resources needed) to investigate stories, and potential for collaboration.
11:00 – 12:00 Wrap up and Closing. Organizers will explain details of post-workshop reporting fellowships.