Cait McMahon

  • Blog Post

    Nov 10 2014 4:39 AM

    Protecting the Messengers: Rethinking News Safety

    A feature story in The Citizen spotlights the increased risks for journalists in the Middle East, and the challenges faced by news organizations as they rethink measures for the physical and mental well-being of journalists. More »

  • Blog Post

    Sep 17 2010 11:56 AM

    Benefit for East Timor Journalists

    A September 24 benefit performance of the play "Bare Witness" aims to raise money to provide training for journalists in Asia's youngest democracy.  More »

  • Video Feature

    Mar 25 2010

    Peer Support for Journalists

Mark Willacy, a foreign correspondent for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, reports o ...

    A video by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Dart Centre Australasia on how peer support programs help journalists deal with trauma.

  • Blog Post

    Nov 10 2009 9:10 AM

    Changing Journalism Culture Through Peer Support

    At first blush, the cultures of journalism and the military seem as opposite as transparency and secrecy. But in one respect, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, the British Broadcasting Corporation and the British Navy are identical: They each have a robust peer support program designed to deal with the emotional stress of working in a realm of violence and death. More »

  • Blog Post

    Nov 3 2009 12:03 PM

    Tips for Staying Sane

    "It just doesn't go out of the brain." Onscreen, an Australian Broadcasting Corporation editor described watching footage of a beheading in Iraq. At a brown bag lunch at the Columbia Journalism School on Oct. 30, students watched a DVD chronicling journalists' experiences covering traumatic stories, from accidents to terrorism, and then discussed how to manage such occupational stress with two of Australia's leading experts on the subject. More »

  • Blog Post

    Apr 16 2009 1:23 PM

    Trauma and the Tipping Point

    On the latest edition of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's "Correspondents Report," host Elizabeth Jackson asks senior journalist (and Ochberg Fellow) Lisa Millar and foreign affairs editor Peter Cave about their most fearful reporting experiences. But the stories that they tell of threatening soldiers and beheaded suicide bombers aren't necessarily the ones that most moved them. More »

  • Event

    Aug 24 2010

    Workshop: Understanding Psychological Trauma

    In Bangkok, a workshop by Dart Centre Australasia and the Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand about understanding psychological trauma and enhancing resilience when exposed to potentially traumatic events.

  • Event

    Jul 16 2010

    Panel: What Clinicians Need to Know About the Media

    At the International Congress of Applied Psychology in Melbourne, Australia, a panel on the ramifications of trauma exposure on the media profession.

  • Event

    Sep 26 2009

    Speech and Panel: Trauma Awareness

    At the National Cheng Chi University in Taipei, Taiwan, a presentation by Dart Centre Australasia.

  • DVD

    News Media and Trauma

    This documentary, available online and on DVD, features a wide range of Australian journalists their recounting experiences covering traumatic stories.

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