This intensely personal documentary tells the story of a violent crime committed against reporter Samantha Broun’s mother, its far-reaching impact on her family and decades of reverberations on politics and the criminal justice system. Judges described “A Life Sentence” as a “deeply honest,” “brave” and personal story “elevated to great journalism.” Originally published by Transom.org in March, 2016.
Resources for PTSD & Mental Health
This three-part series exposes the hidden legacy of torture perpetrated by the United States at C.I.A. prisons and Guantanamo, and examines the long-term consequences on prisoners. Judges called it “incredibly important journalism,” and commended it for providing “a new angle on the urgent topic of torture.” Originally published by The New York Times in October and November, 2016.
A standard operating procedure (S.O.P.) is a device for building a systematic approach to a task. This guide goes through a series of structured steps for how to craft a personalised workflow for handling graphic content that depicts death, injury, and other violations.
Homepage for the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs National Center for PTSD.
Homepage for the VA National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics, which houses a wide variety of studies, reports, and statistical analysis of data pertaining to veterans health issues.
Link to the American Psychological Association's Help Center, which provides resources and advice for dealing with a variety of psychological issues including stressful workplaces, the aftermath of disasters and other traumatic experiences, sleep issues, and other sources of mental health problems.
A section from the CPJ Journalist Security Guide focused on managing stress reactions for journalists
Press Releases and Media Inquiry page for the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies.