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Traumatic events and their consequences lie at heart of much news reporting. Covering it effectively requires care, skill and specialist knowledge. This thirty-one-page booklet, compiled by Mark Brayne, former director of Dart Centre Europe, gives guidance to journalists, editors, managers and other media professionals on working with traumatic material. It offers tips on interviewing, highlights common mistakes made in trauma reporting and suggests what individuals and media teams can do to look after themselves while working in challenging situations.
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