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.
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.