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Ochberg Fellows Conclude Week at Columbia

On January 22, the 2017 Ochberg Fellows concluded a week of seminars and conversations on trauma science, journalism craft and ethics around covering violence, conflict and trauma.

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IJNet Shares Advice for Interviewing Victims of Trauma

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?

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