This report is the first to map in detail the risks that traumatic stress and moral injury pose to those working in documentary and factual TV. In releasing it, the Dart Centre is calling for informed policies around the management of traumatic content, greater awareness of mental health, and more attention on ethical and emotional challenges of working with vulnerable contributors.
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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.
In conjunction with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Dart Centre Asia Pacific presents a new teaching video dealing with the treatment of news sources, "Getting it Right: Ethical Reporting on People Affected by Trauma." The project was developed to supplement teaching materials for journalism educators. Click here for a version with Chinese subtitles.
Miho Hatanaka and her colleagues shared several English abstracts of their work on the impact of trauma and stress on journalists with Elana Newman and Kelsey Parker, who have provided a brief overview of the research findings. Click here for English abstracts from 11 journal articles and six conference presentations.
Miho Hatanaka and her colleagues shared several English abstracts of their work on trauma and stress facing Japanese journalists, including 11 journal articles and six conference presentations. Click here for a brief overview from the Dart Center's Research Director Elana Newman and her University of Tulsa Research Associate, Kelsey Parker.
A list of professional and scholarly publications that address issues in journalism – not all of these are commercial.
A list of academic publications that deal with emergency management, conflict resolution, military psychology and medicine, and peace studies.
A list of academic publications that address trauma, violence, and criminal justice.
A list of academic publications that deal with child and adolescent psychology and psychiatry.
A list of academic publications that deal with a wide range of mental and physical health issues.