PTSD

  • 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.

  • Print Publication

    Tragedies & Journalists

    A 40-page guide to help journalists, photojournalists and editors report on violence while protecting both victims and themselves.

  • Print Publication

    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.

  • Blog Post

    Sep 4 2014 11:12 AM

    Breaking the Taboo: Marroushi on Conflict Zone Reporting & PTSD

    Nadine Marroushi is a journalist and Middle East specialist. She is currently based i ...

    Following the murders of Steven Sotloff and James Foley by Islamic State extremists, foreign correspondent Nadine Marroushi wrote in The Telegraph about the physical and mental health risks of reporting from conflict zones, and her own battle with PTSD. More »

  • Blog Post

    May 20 2014 11:25 AM

    Feinstein & Starr Release Study on Covering Conflict in Syria

    The results are in from the only controlled study to date on the effects of trauma on journalists covering the conflict in Syria, which has claimed the lives of 63 reporters and media workers since 2011. More »

  • May 5 2014

    When The War Comes Home

    Thorne Anderson: 
The shattered windshield of a car outside the Imam Ali shr ...

    When Patrick Howse returned to London after a seven year tour of duty in and out of Baghdad as the BBC's bureau chief, a seemingly ordinary incident on the Central Line tube took him back to the war, and triggered the onset of PTSD. It also changed his life.

    (The painting image below, "PTSD Patrick," by Inge Schlaile.)

  • Blog Post

    Feb 9 2014 10:14 PM

    A PTSD Crisis In American Neighborhoods

    ProPublica's Lois Beckett writes about the high rates of PTSD experienced in America's most violent neighborhoods. In some areas, rates of PTSD surpass those of Iraq, Afghanistan, or Vietnam veterans. There are few options for the diagnosis and treatment of civilians and there are families and communities are facing debilitating consquences. 

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  • Blog Post

    Feb 5 2014 7:33 PM

    A Lawyer for "AZ" Speaks Out

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    Following the landmark PTSD case in which a journalist referred to as "AZ" sought damages against Australia's The Age newspaper, Bree Knoester, one of the plaintiff's lawyers, reflects on the case, which was ultimately won by The Age. "Perhaps injuries are not preventable at all," Knoester writes. "What is clear, particularly through the work of Dart, is that there are systems that can be put in place by media organisations."

     
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  • Feb 5 2014

    The Journalist's Burden: Reporting News and The Risk of Psychiatric Injury

    This article first appeared, in a longer version, in Precedent, the journal of the Australian Lawyers Alliance, issue 117, published in August 2013 (Sydney, Australia, ISSN 1449-7719), pp 40-44.  It has been reproduced with the kind permission of the author and the ALA. 

     

  • Feb 5 2014

    A Lawyer For "AZ" Speaks Out

    Following the landmark PTSD case in which a journalist referred to as "AZ" sought damages against Australia's The Age newspaper, Bree Knoester, one of the plaintiff's lawyers, reflects on the case, which was ultimately won by The Age. Perhaps injuries are not preventable at all," Knoester writes. "What is clear, particularly through the work of Dart, is that there are systems that can be put in place by media organisations."

  • Blog Post

    Nov 11 2013 1:39 PM

    Book Review: Thank You For Your Service

    Matthew Ricketson, a director of the Dart Centre for Journalism and Trauma Asia-Pacific, review's David Finkel's latest book "Thank You For Your Service." A version of this review originally appeared in The Weekend Australian on 12 October 2013. On November 20, the Dart Center will host a conversation between Finkel and Steve Coll at Columbia Journalism School in New York City. More »

  • Book Review

    Nov 11 2013

    Book Review: Thank You For Your Service

    Matthew Ricketson, a director of the Dart Centre for Journalism and Trauma Asia-Pacific, review's David Finkel's latest book "Thank You For Your Service." A version of this review originally appeared in The Weekend Australian on October 12, 2013. On November 20, the Dart Center will host a conversation between Finkel and Steve Coll at Columbia Journalism School in New York City. Click here for event details.

  • Blog Post

    Oct 16 2013 8:26 AM

    The Aftermath of a Trial

    Despite an Australian court ruling against the journalist known as AZ, media companies may face other claims by reporters who suffer psychological injuries on the job.  More »

  • Blog Post

    Oct 1 2013 11:27 AM

    Online "PTSD Coach" Makes Coping Strategies More Accessible

    Veteran’s Affairs National Center for PTSD launches an online coach to help those with the condition manage their own symptoms. More »

  • Blog Post

    May 17 2013 4:44 PM

    Suicide Rates Climb; Misperceptions Remain

    Two troubling reports were released this past week about climbing suicide rates, each of which point out misperceptions in the public's understanding.  More »

  • Announcement

    May 2 2013

    Good Wars, Bad Wars: A Special Conversation

    On Tuesday, the Dart Center hosted a conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Dale Maharidge and Ridenhour Prize-winning journalist Nick Turse about their acclaimed new books which revise our understanding of two very different wars. In Bringing Mulligan Home, Columbia Journalism professor Dale Maharidge goes in search of the ghosts that haunted his WWII veteran father. In Kill Everything that Moves, journalist and historian Nick Turse uncovers secret Pentagon records and tracks down survivors and perpetrators, revealing the brutal consequences of America’s military policy in Vietnam.

  • Dart Award Honorable Mention

    Mar 28 2013

    "The Story Behind these Hands: Finding Their Way Out"

    Jason Plotkin / Daily Record / Sunday News: 
Heather Gisiner poses in the Re ...

    Judges described this multimedia feature story in the York Daily Record (PA) as "moving" and "compassionate." It explores the lasting impact of trauma on one community nine years after the 2003 shooting at Red Lion Junior High that left the principal and shooter dead. Originally published in April, 2012. An interactive version of this story can be found here.

  • Dart Award Honorable Mention

    Mar 27 2013

    At War: Notes From the Front Lines

    Finbarr O'Reilly: 
Sgt. Thomas James Brennan, center, leading the Third Plat ...

    Brennan, who suffered a traumatic brain injury in Afghanistan and was diagnosed with PTSD upon returning home, offers a uniquely personal and clear-eyed account of military culture and life as a veteran. Judges called Brennan’s blogging “fresh,” “powerful” and “profound.” Brennan's contributions to the "At War" blog were originally published in the New York Times in 2012.

  • Blog Post

    Mar 15 2013 11:21 AM

    Chaplain Tells Military Sexual Assault Victim: "Rape Was God's Will"

    Senate committee hears disturbing testimony from military women who were victims of rape by other military service members.   More »

  • Blog Post

    Feb 13 2013 11:36 AM

    No End In Sight: Disability Benefits For Veterans Further Delayed

    Ochberg fellow Aaron Glantz highlights the failures of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to provide disability benefits to veterans. More »

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