• Tip Sheet

    Self Care Tips for News Media

    These tips are offered as suggestions only, to assist in fostering healthier newsrooms and better journalism. They are based on research findings on well-being and resilience and the practical experience of news professionals in the field.

  • Booklet

    Covering Children & Trauma

    Michelle McLoughlin / Reuters: 
A young girl is given a blanket after being  ...

    When children are victims of violence, journalists have a responsibility to report the truth with compassion and sensitivity.

  • Booklet

    Reporting War

    Recommendations for meeting the emotional challenges of covering war, from a group of seasoned veterans. Click here for a Ukrainian translation.

  • Fact Sheet

    Jan 1 2009

    Covering Trauma: Impact on Journalists

    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. Originally published; January, 2009. Updated; July, 2015.

  • Tip Sheet

    Jun 17 2011

    Recommendations for Reporting on Suicide

    Suggestions for responsibly covering suicide while balancing concerns of privacy, stigma and avoiding copycat incidents.

  • Tip Sheet

    Jul 15 2011

    Reporting on Sexual Violence

    Quick tips on covering sexual violence, from preparation to writing the story.

  • Announcement

    Mar 25 2014

    Ethical Reporting on Traumatised People

“It makes you feel like you’re a prisoner in your own house, (the media) waiting for hours a ...

    In conjunction with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Dart Centre Asia Pacific presents a new teaching video dealing with the treatment of news sources, "Getting it Right: Ethical Reporting on People Affected by Trauma." The project was developed to supplement teaching materials for journalism educators. 

  • Journal Library

    Political Communication

    A list of academic publications with emphasis on political communication and psychology.

  • In Depth

    Self-Study Unit 4: The First 24 Hours

    IV. Coping Strategies for Victims

    The first 24 hours after a traumatic event can be a time of extremely high psychological stress for everyone involved — victims, their families, rescue personnel, medical staff and others. Often left out of this picture of sufferers, however, are the journalists who give witness to tragic situations so that others who are not on the scene have a sense of what happened and what impact it has had (and will continue to have) on the community.

  • Online Learning

    Self-Study Unit 2: Covering Terrorism

    Sources and Resources

    Sources and resources for Self-Study Unit 2: Covering Terrorism