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Trauma Journalism

Investigative reporter Ruth Teichroeb has spent much of her journalistic career covering social issues involving vulnerable people: "It’s just a totally different landscape when dealing with someone who’s traumatized. They don’t know the rules, and what’s so essential in these interviews is to give the person choices about a whole host of things—from logistics like where the interview is going to be done and who’s going to be there, all the way to what’s going to appear in print. Time is crucial. I think it’s insulting to a victim to go in and take their story and leave and put it in the newspaper without having that relationship—without them being able to say this is OK and this is not." Read More 
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