More than 20 journalists gathered July 30 in Harrisburg, Pa. for a trauma journalism seminar put on by the Pennsylvania Newsmedia Association.
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Nine more journalists joined Digital First Media’s peer-support efforts at a seminar June 3 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, led by Dart’s Bruce Shapiro and Elana Newman.
Last week, the York (Pa.) Daily Record/Sunday News and Digital First Media formally began building a peer-support program for journalists who cover trauma and conflict. At a kickoff seminar event, fifteen journalists from 11 Pennsylvania news organizations spent a day at the Daily Record learning about trauma, resilience and peer-support.
In advance of the Ochberg Fellowship, York Daily Record Sunday Editor Scott Blanchard writes about self-care, covering victims and his expectations for next week's fellowship at Columbia Journalism School. This column was originally published in the York Daily Record.
Judges described this multimedia feature story in the York Daily Record (PA) as "moving" and "compassionate." It explores the lasting impact of trauma on one community nine years after the 2003 shooting at Red Lion Junior High that left the principal and shooter dead. Originally published in April, 2012. An interactive version of this story can be found here.