Sherry Ricchiardi is a senior writer specializing in international issues for the American Journalism Review and a professor of journalism at the Indiana University School of Journalism.
Recent Posts by Sherry Ricchiardi
- November 9, 2016 by Sherry Ricchiardi
During my career, I have interviewed dozens of people whose lives have been shattered by trauma. Each time, I agonized over the effect my reporting had on their suffering.
Did my journalistic mission justify probing into their private pain? Did I push too hard for details? Was I properly respectful and empathetic? Did anything positive come of it for them?
- February 16, 2016 by Sherry Ricchiardi
The International Journalists' Network compiled resources on recognizing signs of traumatic stress, coping after witnessing violence, and taking care of colleagues in the field.
- March 3, 2010 by Sherry Ricchiardi
Over the years, I have had the good fortune to work with journalists in Colombia, Guatemala and Mexico: countries where the media are under fire for the watchdog role they perform. I have been awed by their powerful commitment to the profession and to the public they serve despite great personal risk. I always departed wishing I could do more.
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