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Newsrooms Face Challenge Amid Surge of Graphic Imagery

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.

New Site Helps Kids Cope with Bad News

Behind the News, a weekly ABC News broadcast, has launched a new web page designed to support students who are exposed to distressing news. 

Ochberg Fellows Conclude Week at Columbia

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.

In Aftermath of Sydney Siege, Resources for Journalists

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.

 

You Can Help! Survey to Understand Occupational Stress

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.

Dart at 2014 News Xchange

In collaboration with Columbia Journalism School, the Dart Center hosted a 40-person roundtable discussion and the closing reception at the fourteenth annual News Xchange conference in Prague.

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