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 on Intimate Partner Violence
- The Dart Center Style Guide for Trauma-Informed Journalism
- Story Ideas: Trauma Journalism in the Time of Coronavirus
- The Product: Writing With Insight, Accuracy and Context
- Ethics and Practice: Interviewing Victims
- The Legwork: Where to Look, What Questions to Ask
- View all Intimate Partner Violence Tip Sheets
- June 22, 2021 by Isobel Thompson
- April 8, 2019 by Brandon Stahl, Jennifer Bjorhus, MaryJo Webster, Renée Jones Schneider, Abby Simons, Dave Hage
This deeply reported multimedia project explores the failure of Minnesota’s policing and courts to serve rape and sexual assault victims. Judges called “Denied Justice” an “exceedingly thorough investigative reporting triumph" that makes an "enormous contribution to public service." They commended the series' "incredible depth" that touched everything from "decisions around anonymity to the scope of interviews, from expert sourcing to the wide range of angles explored." Originally published by the Star Tribune between July and December, 2018.
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