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News Media and Trauma

This documentary, available online and on DVD, features a wide range of Australian journalists recounting their experiences covering traumatic stories. Click here for a version with Chinese subtitles.

Self-Study Unit 1: Journalism & Trauma

The skills needed to interact with people under such stressful and unpredictable conditions do not usually come naturally. The goal of this module is to explain what traumatic stress is and why it is useful for journalists to know about its effects.

Weathering the Trauma Storms: Developing Interviewing Techniques

Nearly every journalist in the course of their career will interview people who have experienced significant trauma. But how many receive any training for the task? This article describes how role-playing traumatic incidents might give student journalists valuable insight and hone crucial interviewing skills.

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