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Dart Center: Journalism Trauma and Safety



Unit 1 : Journalism & Traumatic Stress
The skills needed to interact with people under such stressful and unpredictable conditions do not usually come naturally. This goal of this module, is to explain what traumatic stress is and why it is useful for journalists to know about its effects.*

Unit 2 : Covering Terrorism
Early live reports terrorist attacks are sometimes confusing and misleading. Yet there are also extraordinary examples of media excellence, with journalists risking their lives to inform the nation about an unfolding crisis.

Unit 3 : Photography & Trauma
Photojournalists are part of the team of first responders whenever a tragedy occurs. They are there to document the news event in pictures and their work can have a strong and lasting impact on the public consciousness and themselves.

Unit 4: The First 24 Hours
The first 24 hours after a traumatic news event may present a journalist with considerable challenges and opportunities, both professionally and personally. The goal of this module is to discuss issues, problems and strategies that are commonly found to be salient during that time.

What is the Dart Center?

“The Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma is a global network of journalists, journalism educators and health professionals dedicated to improving media coverage of trauma, conflict and tragedy. The Center also addresses the consequences of such coverage for those working in journalism. To these ends, the Dart Center:

 Advocates ethical and thorough reporting of trauma; sensitive, professional treatment of victims and survivors by journalists, and greater awareness by media organizations of the impact of trauma coverage on both news professionals and news consumers.

 Educates working journalists about the science and psychology of trauma and the implications for news coverage through this website, academic research, seminars, workshops and training.

 Serves as a forum for print, broadcast and Internet journalists to analyze issues, exchange ideas and advance strategies related to reporting on violence and catastrophic stress. We also create and sustain partnerships among media professionals, therapists and others concerned with trauma, and nurture peer-support among working journalists."

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