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Trauma Journalism

Trauma journalism reformers are critical of news organizations that use the economic recession as an excuse to cut back on safety training or post-event intervention. Some media outlets employ freelancers (stringers) in conflict zones without providing basic protection or insurance coverage. Such actions put journalists at risk and damage news media credibility.


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Trauma Journalism

Thomson Reuters global editor Chris Cramer, former managing director of CNN International, is an outspoken change agent in trauma journalism. While admitting he “did some of the heavy lifting” in reform efforts worldwide, he says getting widespread acceptance for safety training and other support programs and services, especially in the United States and
among the print media, remains “a slow uphill plod.” He says future success will be ensured by “embedding trauma journalism training in the DNA” of university education and professional skills development. Read More 
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