Jeanny Gering is Network Director at Dart Centre Europe. She is a TV-News and Documentary Film producer in Germany. She has worked with international broadcasters like the BBC, CBS and Arte. She’s also a screenwriter. Jeanny has worked with Dart Centre Europe since 2012 in diverse roles. Since returning from parental leave Jeanny grows and strengthens the outstanding network of journalists and clinicians who are part of Dart Centre Europe. She coordinates Dart Centre Europe trainers and liaises with partner organisations interested in receiving training in trauma informed reporting and self care for journalists. Jeanny is passionate about listening to individual network members and supporting them in creating innovative, timely initiatives with Dart Centre Europe which support trauma informed journalism and a resilient journalism culture. As Network Manager Jeanny works closely with DCEs Development Director Juliana Ruhfus, as well as colleagues at Dart US and Dart Asia Pacific.
Recent Posts by Jeanny Gering
Occupational Distress in Factual TVOctober 15, 2019 by Gavin Rees, Autumn Slaughter, Jeanny Gering
This report is the first to map in detail the risks that traumatic stress and moral injury pose to those working in documentary and factual TV. In releasing it, the Dart Centre is calling for informed policies around the management of traumatic content, greater awareness of mental health, and more attention on ethical and emotional challenges of working with vulnerable contributors.
Lost for Words: Questioning the Relationship between Trauma and RadicalisationSeptember 15, 2017 by Katherine Brown, Daniel Koehler, Nimisha Patel, Jeanny Gering
Covering terrorism presents myriad challenges for journalists. How can stories of victims and survivors contribute to the public's understanding of current issues while treating those left reeling with dignity and respect? What responsibility do journalists have in helping audiences understand the motivations of a perpetrator of violence? Here, three experts offer advice on covering traumatic experiences as they relate to radicalisation and terrorism.
Covering Child Sexual AbuseSeptember 25, 2016 by Shelagh Beckett, Jeanny Gering, Sarah Heke, Olly Lambert, Katharine Quarmby, Alex Renton
Journalists Alex Renton, Katharine Quarmby and Olly Lambert spoke with the Dart Center about the challenges of reporting on child abuse, and trauma experts Sarah Heke and Shelagh Beckett shared tactics for interviewing victims of childhood trauma.
Reporting on Refugees: Tips on Covering the CrisisFebruary 26, 2016 by Alex Hannaford, Jess Hurd, Jason Parkinson, Katy Robjant, Raniah Salloum, Jeanny Gering
Journalists Alex Hannaford, Jess Hurd, Jason Parkinson and Raniah Salloum spoke with the Dart Center about the reporting challenges in covering stories of migration and refugees, and clinical psychologist Katy Robjant shared techniques for interviewing victims of trauma, as well as self-care tips for those covering the on-going crisis.
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