In an article for Poynter this week, Katie Hawkins-Gaar considers the mental health challenges faced by journalists tasked with watching and vetting graphic user-generated content, and the responsiblities of the news organizations for whom they do it.
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In a recent interview with ABC Back Story, Peter Drought discussed the emotional impact of covering the 2009 Black Saturday Bushfires, and shared advice on working safely and coping with trauma.
Behind the News, a weekly ABC News broadcast, has launched a new web page designed to support students who are exposed to distressing news.
On January 22, the 2015 Ochberg Fellows concluded a week of seminars and conversations on trauma science, journalism craft and ethics around covering violence, conflict and trauma.
A hostage situation in Sydney ended early Tuesday morning with two hostages and the gunman dead. In the aftermath, we share resources for reporters on interviewing victims and survivors, self-care and working with reporters exposed to traumatic events.
Dr. Elana Newman and her staff have developed a confidential online survey designed to better understand the various forms of occupational risk and stress faced by working journalists. The survey is available in English and in Spanish.
A feature story in The Citizen spotlights the increased risks for journalists in the Middle East, and the challenges faced by news organizations as they rethink measures for the physical and mental well-being of journalists.
Bruce Shapiro, executive director of the Dart Center, has been recognized with the 2014 Public Advocacy Award from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) for his “outstanding and fundamental contributions to the social understanding of trauma.”