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Trauma Journalism

Although accounts of journalists covering conflict, tragedy, or trauma date back centuries, social scientific research examining these issues is a recent phenomenon. One of the earliest such studies in the 1994 American Journal of Psychiatry concerned the stressful psychological reactions of
15 journalists who had witnessed an execution of a man found guilty of the murder of two 16-year-old boys. The results indicated that “merely witnessing violence may be sufficient to promote the development of dissociative, anxiety, and other symptoms, even in the absence of physical risk.” Read More 
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