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Trauma Journalism

Excerpts from review of "Trauma Journalism: On Deadline in Harm's Way" in Winter 2012 issue of American Journalism: "This book is rich in primary anecdotes from journalists who paint a realistic picture of the difficulties and rewards of their work. But Massé goes much further, compiling research done on traumatic stress and including valuable tips. His chapter on 'Media Training and Intervention,' for example, includes guidelines for interviewing victims of tragedy, including children; risk assessment; contingency planning; and self-care. There is also a terrific section for college media advisers with tips on handling campus disasters. Massé's book will make journalists think hard about a newsroom culture that is sometimes brutal. 'Trauma Journalism' would be a terrific resource for both reporting and ethics classes, and it will interest working journalists and media scholars as well."
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