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Trauma Journalism

From spring 2012 issue of Oxford Bibliographies (Oxford University Press), the article “Journalism and Trauma” by Meg Spratt and Sue Lockett John (Univ. of Washington): “To date, the most comprehensive works covering various aspects of journalism and trauma are the groundbreaking textbook Covering Violence: A Guide to Ethical Reporting about Victims and Trauma (Simpson and Coté 2006), the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma website, a special 2009 edition of Nieman Reports (Ludtke 2009) devoted to trauma coverage, and Trauma Journalism: On Deadline in Harm’s Way (Massé 2011). Massé continues this work with a fresh overview of the field and new case studies from working journalists. … Builds on the existing literature to provide an updated overview of the field of journalism and trauma, including practical, ethical, and legal information for journalists and students. Personal stories about journalists who have covered tragedy help illustrate primary points and issues in each chapter.”
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Trauma Journalism

The L.A. Times reports that the tortured body of a Mexican police reporter was found on the side of a road in the northern state of Sonora on Friday. In the last month, six Mexican journalists have been murdered. Mexico remains one of the most dangerous places in the world for reporters covering drug-related crimes and governmental corruption. Read More 
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Trauma Journalism

Frank Smyth, senior adviser for journalist security, Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), wrote an insightful article “Should J-School Grads Just Get Up and Go Overseas?” on the CPJ website: http://www.cpj.org/security/2012/05/should-j-school-grads-just-get-up-and-go-overseas.php A sample of Smyth's counsel to new J-School grads eager to work overseas in conflict zones: "Every high-risk decision brings both the potential of lasting, positive impact, and the possibility of permanent, tragic loss." Read More 
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Trauma Journalism

I'm honored to be a panelist at a workshop on PTSD for journalists, National Press Club, Washington, D.C. The Nov. 16 event is sponsored by the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications, University of Kansas. The goal of the workshop, funded by the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, is to "help journalists learn how better to cover PTSD—and how better to cope with their own PTSD." Read More 
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Publication News

My magazine article "How to Organize a Nonfiction Feature" will be reprinted in the upcoming collection (BEST OF THE WRITER, Kalmbach Books, 2012).
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Trauma Journalism

My article "Those Who Cover Those Who Serve Also Suffer" was recently published on the International News Safety Institute (INSI) website: http://www.newssafety.org/casualty_news.php?id=404 My thanks to Rodney Pinder, executive director, INSI.
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