Trauma

Safely reporting from protests and other tense events

These are stressful times. Being out in the world as a journalist carries an element of risk. But a world without engaged journalists watching over it is risky, too. Our aim is to identify as many risks as we can and take steps to reduce them, prepare for them, and neutralize them if they do arise.

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  • Managing online harassment: What to know to ensure your digital and psychological safety

    This session provides reporters, editors, managers and other news staff with practical digital security steps and psychological precautions to take before, during, and after online harassment and attacks.

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  • How editors and managers can help keep reporters and photographers safe during protests

    Guidance for managers, starting with planning before a charged event, to communicating and adapting as conditions change to after-action debriefs.

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  • Q&A for journalists on personal safety and legal rights at protests

    Advice from front-line journalists, lawyers, and behind-the-scenes personal safety experts on how to cover unrest while maintaining your Constitutional rights and your personal safety.

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  • A discussion of trauma and peer support

    In this webinar, Bruce Shapiro of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma delves into trauma and peer support.

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  • Newsroom safety and security

    Since the Capital Gazette shooting in June 2018, newsroom employees have wondered if they are safe in their workplace. We’ll go over personal safety tips and security information to ensure you’re informed.

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  • Trauma: Additional resources from the Dart Center

    For more on self-care, self-assessment, limiting exposure to trauma, speaking to traumatized sources and more, the Dart Center has extensive resources available.

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  • Trauma: Ethics and practices for reporting on traumatized individuals and communities

    This addresses ethical and craft issues involved in reporting on traumatized individuals and communities. The training discusses best practices in coverage.

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  • Trauma: Dealing with online harassment

    These workshops share some of the foundational learnings around how we absorb and process trauma, as well as practical tips for self-care and how to deal with online harassment.

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  • Resources for coping with trauma

    If you believe you might be feeling the effects of trauma, Gannett’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offers resources.

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  • Building resiliency: What science can teach us

    Dr. Steve Southwick of the National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder discusses how to build resiliency during times of crisis.

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  • Managing stress for yourself and your team

    This conversation will enhance frontline editors’ abilities to oversee daily reporting on violence, trauma, and tragedy. It will provide basic training on managing trauma exposure on staff as well as an opportunity to talk through particular concerns with individual staff and organization-wide issues.

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  • Black women, politics, culture, society, trauma and healing

    Nichelle Smith, Dr. Aisha Lowe and Kimberly Melton joined LIVE with Dr. AMC & Friends for a thoughtful roundtable discussion.

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