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Trauma Journalism

2012 was a deadly year for journalist fatalities worldwide. According to Reporters Without Borders, this year 88 journalists were killed (an increase of 33 percent compared with 2011), 879 journalists were arrested, 1993 journalists were threatened or physically attacked, and 38 journalists were kidnapped. The most dangerous regions for news media were the Middle East and Northern Africa, Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. "The 88 journalists killed in 2012 lost their lives while covering wars or bombings, or were murdered by groups linked to organized crime (including drug trafficking), by Islamist militias or on the orders of corrupt officials." Read More 
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Trauma Journalism

On Nov. 16, I was proud to serve on the "Common Ground" (PTSD) Workshop media panel at the National Press Club, sponsored by the University of Kansas School of Journalism and Mass Communications. The entire workshop seven-plus-hour video is now available at: http://www.journalism.ku.edu/ptsd-stream My comments are at the 6:00 hour mark and again at 6:52. For those interested in viewing the workshop in its entirety, several excellent speakers are included.  Read More 
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