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.
Resources for Tip Sheets
As part of the Dart Center's Investigating Disaster panel at the 2016 Investigative Reporters & Editors Conference, disaster specialist Irwin Redlener, M.D. shares context on covering catastrophic events and suggests story ideas for journalists.
In response to the WDBJ shooting, the Dart Center has released a tip sheet for managers for coping with the death of a colleague.
A tip sheet from Executive Director Bruce Shapiro, originally released at the 2005 Investigative Reporters & Editors Annual Conference.
Make sure your facts and assertions are bulletproof. Look for subjects and issues that no one, not even the most ardent gun-rights activists, can dispute. Make your story about people.
An overview of current research on the occupational hazards for journalists covering traumatic events, the risk factors that aggravate those effects, and some suggestions for mitigating those factors. Originally published; January, 2009. Updated; May, 2016.