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File #: 160492    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 5/12/2016 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 5/12/2016
Title: Recognizing and Thanking NBC10 for its Production of Generation Addicted, Using Excellent Reporting and an Online Platform to Educate the Public about Heroin and Opioid Addiction.
Sponsors: Councilmember Oh, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Greenlee, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Blackwell, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Taubenberger, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember O'Neill
Attachments: 1. Signature16049200.pdf
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Recognizing and Thanking NBC10 for its Production of Generation Addicted, Using Excellent Reporting and an Online Platform to Educate the Public about Heroin and Opioid Addiction.

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WHEREAS, On March 21, 2016 NBC10 aired a special presentation, Generation Addicted, for the first time. This half-hour report featured interviews with individuals who had become addicted to heroin and opioids, parents who have lost children to heroin and opioid abuse, government officials at municipal and federal levels, and experts in drug treatment and prevention. This was the introduction to a much larger Generation Addicted platform produced by NBC10; and

WHEREAS, Reporters Vince Lattanzio, Denise Nakano, and Morgan Zalot, along with NBC10's Digital Team, spent six months researching the epidemic, interviewing individuals who have been affected, and meeting with people who are searching for solutions to the problem of heroin and opioid abuse. Their endeavors yielded nearly 80 interviews across 18 municipalities and 4 states and the District of Columbia; and

WHEREAS, The reach of Generation Addicted extends far beyond the half-hour special report. To provide a deeper look at the epidemic and to share more of the stories captured by their team, NBC10's Digital Team, led by Director of Integrated Media, Yoni Greenbaum, created a Generation Addicted website to serve as an in-depth online resource. The website features additional articles, interviews, illustrated stories, and resources in multimedia formats; and

WHEREAS, In its continuing efforts to raise awareness about the heroin epidemic, NBC10 partnered with the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy to host "Combating the Heroin Epidemic: A Forum for Change" at the National Constitution Center in April 2016. A panel discussion featured White House National Drug Control Policy Director, Michael Botticelli and several community leaders who were featured in Generation Addicted. Video of the forum...

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