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.
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June 22, 2021 by Isobel Thompson
August 28, 1993 by Janet Wiscombe
A series of articles exploring how communities adapt to and recover from urban trauma. Originally published as a series in the Long Beach Press-Telegram from August to November, 1993.