Training: Trauma Awareness and Self Care

Oct. 28, 2020 – The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, a project of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, will deliver a 75-minute training on trauma awareness and self care at 7 p.m. ET on Nov. 9. The event is sponsored by the NewsGuild of New York and is open to all NewsGuild-CWA members. The training will be led by Bruce Shapiro, the Dart Center’s executive director, an investigative journalist and an expert on occupational health of journalists.

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The training will cover  1) trauma and journalism, introducing best practices in news coverage (e.g. ethical interviewing of traumatized or highly vulnerable sources; effective reporting approaches to sensitive topics; ethics concerns; reporting dilemmas); and 2) basics of self-care and collegial support (e.g. the impact of covering trauma and tragedy; exposure to and the impact of toxic imagery and harassment/threat, techniques for self-care; and peer support on news teams.) There will be ample time for Q&A after the briefing on both sets of topics.