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Trauma Journalism

Comparing his actions to the clinical role of surgeon and noting that he is able to treat his reporting on tragedy, such as the genocide in Darfur and other atrocities across Africa, “with a certain amount of professional distance,” Nicholas Kristof, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and columnist for the New York Times, states: "In a career of reporting I’ve heard a lot of really wrenching stories about murder and rape and everything else. And at this point, I’m not really proud of it. I’m even a little embarrassed about it. I can listen pretty dispassionately to the most inhuman stories, and they, most of the time, don’t really bother me."
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