#donoharmjournalism Conference

June 29, 2018
Duncairn Centre
Duncairn Avenue
Belfast, BT14 6BP, United Kingdom
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Invitation to Editors, Producers, Journalists, Researchers, Photographers, Camera operators, media and journalism students

Every day journalists interview vulnerable contributors who have experienced traumatic incidents. We look for the clip, the line, the image which will make a great headline on traditional and digital platforms. Do we ever give a second thought about whether we have made the situation worse for those affected by trauma? Should we treat contributors more ethically?

What about that daily diet of tragedy and trauma we cover including deaths, injuries, attacks and cases of abuse? How can we protect ourselves from being affected by the stories we tell? How do we avoid emotional burn-out?

This half day workshop will offer the opportunity of improving journalism & storytelling by offering

  • practical tips on how to improve interviewing skills while limiting the possibility of harm to yourself and the people you encounter.
  • help in techniques to develop resilience to face challenges of every day reporting or documentary making.

Awareness in Journalism & Trauma really can make a difference to you and those you interview so why not invest in your craft for a couple of hours. It is generously funded by the NUJ Belfast Branch) and the Dart Centre for Journalism and Trauma, Europe.

Join Angelina Fusco (ex Editor, BBC Newsline & associate trainer for the Dart Centre); Gill Moreton (NHS trauma clinician & Dart Centre Europe trustee) as well as colleagues from broadcasting and print, the Wave Trauma centre and QUB.

Start: 10am (arrival 09:30 for refreshments)

Light lunch provided

End: 2pm