Covering violent, traumatic or disturbing stories over the course of a journalism career can trigger Post Traumatic Stress symptoms. Journalists don’t have to be embedded in a war-torn country to feel PTSD’s devastating effects. It creeps up and can turn lives upside down. An Emmy-winning journalist, a nationally-recognized trauma therapist and the research director at the Dart Center discuss what kind of impact this line of work may have on health.
- If journalists aren't in the middle of war, for example, or even emotionally connected to the story, how can they actually be impacted?
- Are journalists diagnosed with PTSD considered to be suffering from “psychological” problems and how could that affect the future of their careers?
- How do the symptoms of PTSD present themselves in journalists, and how can they be treated?
- Cile Spelce, Executive Producer / Principal , Electro-Fish Creative
- Elana Newman, R. M. McFarlin Professor of Psychology, University of Tulsa; Research Director, Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma; Co-Director, Tulsa Institute of Trauma, Adversity, and Injustice, University of Tulsa, University of Tulsa
- Rick Levinson, Clinical Social Worker, LCSW, Rick Levinson Private Practice
- Chris Elley, Executive Producer/Principal, Electro-Fish Creative
Cile Spelce, Exec Producer / Principal, Electro-Fish Creative