From Black Lives Matter to #MeToo, many reporters feel emotional distress covering the violence and abuse their communities face. Here are expert tips on how to navigate that stress.
Resources on Self-Care & Peer Support
- How journalists can practice self-care when reporting on community trauma
- Staying Resilient While Managing Threat and Trauma
- Safety Tips for Domestic Terrorism
- Psychological Safety Tips for Journalists Reporting in Myanmar
- Staying Physically Safe While Reporting in Myanmar
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- Reporters Exposed to Traumatic Events: Tips for Managers and Editors
- Safety & Self-care Strategies for Every Beat
- How to Safely Cover Riots and Civil Unrest
- Talking Trauma in the Newsroom at ABC
- Handling the Death of a Colleague
- Covering Trauma: Impact on Journalists
- Let's Talk: Personal Boundaries, Safety & Women in Journalism
- April 6, 2021 by Bruce Shapiro
- March 25, 2021 by Judith Matloff
The following tips are some safety considerations for journalists and editors. Among issues to consider are potential mass casualty assaults on infrastructure or places where many people gather, as well as planned assassinations on politicians or other public figures.
- March 22, 2021
Your mental wellbeing is going to be important when you are faced with reporting a tense, politically charged story for an extended time duration. Prepare yourself for the long haul and a situation whose great intensity is unlikely to subside anytime soon.
- March 22, 2021
You are reporting on an important story with wide ranging personal and national impacts. It is important you understand and prepare for what are likely to be testing circumstances. Do not underestimate these multi-faceted challenges.
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