A resource for journalists who cover violence
Jan 1 2009
By River Smith and Elana Newman
An overview of current research on the occupational hazards for journalists covering traumatic events, the risk factors that aggravate those effects and some suggestions for mitigating those factors.
Oct 22 2012
Experts explain factors that contribute to suicide, and the best methods of prevention.
A fact-sheet of both national and international statistics relating to suicide
Feb 18 2009
By Sara Tiegreen and Elana Newman
An overview of reporting trends in crime news, comparison with actual crime rates and an analysis of how coverage affects public perception of criminal activity.
Apr 1 2008
An overview of how news stories, traumatic and otherwise, are "framed," finding a general absence of context and recommending avenues for future research.
Jan 1 2008
An overview of current scholarship regarding how different, contextual approaches to reporting news influence consumers’ knowledge, perceptions and opinions, and the implications for researchers and for journalists.
Mar 1 2006
By Christina Cantrell and Elana Newman
An overview of current research on the short- and long-term impacts of media coverage of tragedy on children, as well as aggravating risk factors and suggestions for future research.
Dec 1 2005
By Christina Cantrell
An overview of current research on how news coverage of traumatic event effects the public and the risk factors that exascerbate reactions of distress.
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