The Dart Center’s research unit, based at the University of Tulsa Department of Psychology, has undertaken pioneering peer-reviewed studies on newsrooms and traumatic stress, and encourages scientific and scholarly inquiry into the impact of news coverage of traumatic events.
Led by Dart Research Director Elana Newman, the University of Tulsa team manages the definitive bibliographic database of scholarly articles on the intersection of journalism and trauma.
We have also developed an anonymous online survey to assess the various forms of occupational risk and stress encountered by working journalists. Please follow this link to both complete and share the survey.
More from the Research Center
- In Oklahoma, a two-day trauma and journalism symposium featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists and clinicians.
- February 17, 2016
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe has released an online compilation of research on and potential solutions to online abuse involving female journalists. The publication features essays from reporters, scholars and free speech advocates. The Dart Center contributed a chapter on evidence-based approaches to prevention and intervention, including methods for exploring motives, understanding terminology and reducing stigma.
- In Edinburgh, the 8th annual UK Psychological Trauma Society conference will provide a forum for multidisciplinary professionals working in the field of psychotrauma to share ideas and knowledge relevant to their work in the field.
- At Columbia Journalism School in New York City, the U.S. launch of Eyewitness Media Hub's research findings into the effects of vicarious trauma among news professionals.
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