Mitigating Stress on the Job

“All journalists are constantly negotiating stress in both positive and negative ways,” said the Dart Center Executive Director Bruce, in an interview with the Poynter Institute. “There’s the stress of the deadline itself, there’s the stress of the subject matter in the story, and there’s whatever personal stress and professional stress we’re carrying. To a point, stress is helpful. Then there’s a point where stress becomes overwhelming and performance declines.”

As the new year begins, below are five ways to mitigate stress as a journalist offered by Poynter. Click here for the full article with comments and explanations from Shapiro.

  • Develop a support system
  • Pay attention to signs of stress
  • Balance colliding worlds
  • Document your experiences
  • Keep your own well-being top of mind