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Seminar: Victims and the Media

Readings, assignments and a detailed schedule for Mass Communication 4433/15199, Victims and the Media Seminar at the University of Central Oklahoma.
 

Trauma & Journalism: A Practical Guide

This thirty-one-page booklet gives  guidance to journalists, editors, managers and other media professionals on working with traumatic material.  It offers tips on interviewing, highlights common mistakes made in trauma reporting and suggests what individuals and media teams can do to look after themselves while working in challenging situations.
 

Self-Study Unit 4: The First 24 Hours

The first 24 hours after a traumatic news event may present a journalist with considerable challenges and opportunities, both professionally and personally. The usual physical and psychological demands of trying to gather facts and write a story under deadline are greatly magnified when trauma is involved, especially when a large number of victims are dead or seriously injured (although even a single victim can be difficult to cover).

Self-Study Unit 3: Photography & Trauma

Photojournalists are part of the team of first responders whenever a tragedy occurs. They are there to document the news event in pictures and their work can have a strong and lasting impact on the public consciousness and themselves.

Self-Study Unit 1: Journalism & Trauma

The skills needed to interact with people under such stressful and unpredictable conditions do not usually come naturally. The goal of this module is to explain what traumatic stress is and why it is useful for journalists to know about its effects.

Training Steps

An experienced journalism educator shares her teaching points for accurate, emotionally conscious stories and images.

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