Resources for Tip Sheets
The Guide to Interviewing Survivors of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence was created by our colleagues at WITNESS in consultation with Dart Center Research Director, Elana Newman. The guide covers planning, conducting and distributing interviews, keeping in mind the perspectives and needs of the interviewee, interviewer and audiences.
Tips for journalism educators seeking to bring crisis/trauma training into the classroom from Associate Professor of Journalism at San Diego State University and 2011 Dart Center Academic Fellow Amy Schmitz Weiss.
At this year's APME NewsTrain, Robyn Tomlin of Project Thunderdome presented on creating a plan for digital coverage of major breaking news stories, as well as the best newsroom tools for executing top-notch coverage in real time.
Suggested ways news personnel can minimise further harm when working with victims and survivors.
Staff care tips for managers and editors of news personnel exposed to traumatic events.
Get permission before interviewing or photographing a child. Set clear ground rules about what is on and off the record. Don't talk down to a child. And don't make promises you can't keep. A Spanish-language version of this tip sheet is available here.
For journalists returning from Newtown, tips on coping with their experience and the expectations of others to explain it.