Psychiatrist Frank Ochberg, M.D. and Bruce Shapiro, executive director of the Dart Center, share insights on the characteristics of mass killers and the ethical responsibilities of news organizations as they help the public make sense of the shooting rampage in Arizona that left six dead and a U.S. Congresswoman grievously injured.
Resources for Tip Sheets
As local and national journalists scramble to make sense of a mass shooting that leaves a U.S. Congresswoman grievously wounded and six dead – including a federal judge – resources from the Dart Center's archive offer guidance to reporters in the field and managers in the newsroom.
Sacramento State Hornet student journalists were among the first to arrive at the scene where a California State University, Sacramento, student was beaten to death and his alleged assailant was shot by police. In this video produced by photojournalist Brian Feulner, four editors recall their actions and reactions in covering the tragic event.
As soldiers come home from Iraq and Afghanistan, communities are coming to grips with their issues and needs. Here's a list of stories that need telling.
These tips are offered as suggestions only, to assist in fostering healthier newsrooms and better journalism. They are based on research findings on well-being and resilience and the practical experience of news professionals in the field.
Coverage of trauma and extreme human distress is a core part of journalism. These tips are for managers and editors to help them prepare and support the reporters who do this difficult and important work.