Self-Study Unit: Covering Terrorism

Covering Violence
A Guide to Ethical Reporting about Victims & Trauma

by William Coté & Roger Simpson

Understanding Journalists’ Experience of September 11, 2001: The Need for a Research Agenda (unpublished manuscript)
by Elana Newman, Ph.D. & Barbara Monseu

Understanding Violence
By Elizabeth Kandel Englander

Tragedies & Journalists
A Guide for More Effective Coverage

by Frank Smyth and Joe Hight
Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma

Covering Catastrophe: Broadcast Journalists Report September 11
Edited by Alison Gilbert, Phil Hirschkorn, Melinda Murphy, Robin Walensky and Mitchell Stephens

At Ground Zero: 25 Stories from Young Reporters Who Were There
Edited By Chris Bull and Sam Erman

Crimes of War: What the Public Should Know
Edited by Roy Gutman and David Reiff

Risking More Than Their Lives: The Effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder on Journalists
Freedom Forum

“Psychological sequelae of the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York City.” New England Journal of Medicine Vol 346(13), Mar 2002, 982-987
Galea, Sandro ; Ahern, Jennifer ; Resnick, Heidi ; Kilpatrick, Dean ; Bucuvalas, Michael ; Gold, Joel ; Vlahov, David

“Reactions to Terrorist Attacks: Findings form the National Study of Americans’ Reactions to September 11,” Journal of American Medical Association, 288, 5, 581-588.Schlenger, W. E., Caddell, J. M., Ebert, L., Jordan, B.,K., Rourke, K. M., Wilson, D., Thalji, L., Dennis, J.M., Fairbank, J.A., & Kulka, R. A.(August 7, 2002) Psychological


Other Resources

Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma

Poynter Institute for Media Studies

International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

National Center for PTSD

National Press Photographers Association

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention