This style guide is designed as a quick, authoritative reference for reporters, editors and producers working on tight deadlines. It includes brief evidence-informed guidance on news choices, language usage and ethics in reporting on the impact of trauma on individuals, families and communities; recommendations for appropriate use of relevant psychological and scientific terminology; and special considerations when reporting on consequential trauma-laden issues such as racism and sexual violence.
Resources for Classroom Resources, Children & Youth
Journalists from The St. Petersburg Times, ProPublica and the New York Times talk through the process of shaping their long and complicated Dart Award-winning narratives.
A former news editor of the student paper at the University of Chicago with close ties to the journalism community at NIU explores a side of that campus's tragedy that the major media outlets overlooked.
An overview of current research on the short- and long-term impacts of media coverage of tragedy on children, as well as aggravating risk factors and suggestions for future research.