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Trauma Journalism

In his 2003 book, "The Human Journalist," author and educator Jim Willis challenged the tradition that says journalists must remain detached from human emotions when covering stories, especially when affected by personal trauma. He said reporting is inseparable from interpretation if the journalist is to be a credible and compelling witness to events. Willis cited research on traumatic stress among reporters, editors, and photographers in advocating for pro-active training and enhanced journalism education to humanize newsroom culture.
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