Susan Drevo, a clinical psychology doctoral student , is a research assistant for the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma’s research unit based out of The University of Tulsa and is currently a project coordinator of an international, anonymous online survey of journalists’ occupational experiences. Additionally, Susan serves as research lab coordinator for the Treatment and Assessment Center for Traumatic Stress (TACTS) and is a member of the Tulsa Institute for Trauma, Adversity and Injustice (TITAN), at The University of Tulsa.
Recent Posts by Susan Drevo
The Dart Center surveyed 247 journalists around the world about the safety trainings they attended, the skills they acquired and the gaps between these trainings and their professional needs on the ground. This report, prepared by an interdisciplinary team of researchers in psychology, occupational safety and journalism practice, details the results. Scroll down for the executive summary and click here for the full report.
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. Originally published by River Smith and Elana Newman in January, 2009; Updated by Susan Drevo in May, 2016, and by Autumn Slaughter in March, 2019.
Among the many risks journalists face, they are often targets of harassment and aggression. While harassment is a concern for all journalists, female journalists in particular are more likely to be targets [Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), 2011]. Despite increasing awareness of the issue, little is known about journalist-specific risk factors and consequences. Most recently updated in December 2017, this fact sheet summarizes key information about harassment of journalists. (Note: The topic of online harassment is not included in this review).
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