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 Terrorism, Interviewing
A tractor-trailer slammed into a large crowd at a Christmas market in central Berlin on Monday night, killing 12 people and injuring dozens. The Dart Center has resources and tips in German and English for journalists who are tasked with covering this tragedy.
Christina Lamb, former foreign correspondent for the Sunday Times, and David Loyn, BBC developing world correspondent, speak to the Dart Center about what journalists should know about Afghanistan and the ethics of reporting conflict.
Nearly every journalist in the course of their career will interview people who have experienced significant trauma. But how many receive any training for the task? This article describes how role-playing traumatic incidents might give student journalists valuable insight and hone crucial interviewing skills.
On the weekend observance of three years after the September 11th attack, victims traveled to the Mid-America Press Institute workshop, co-sponsored by the Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma, to give their impressions on how reporters should interview those effected by violence.