Trauma Awareness: What Every Journalist Needs to Know
- This Webinar was originally broadcast on:
- November 10, 2009 Enroll Now
- Trauma Awareness: What Every Journalist Needs to Know
- Originally Broadcast On:
- November 10, 2009
- Time Estimate:
- One hour
Normally, $24.95: Because of the widespread nature of Hurricane Irene, this Webinar is now at a special rate $3.95. The normal rate will resume Oct. 1
In this virtual classroom, participants can join in a seminar led by Poynter faculty and visiting faculty. This screencast includes live audio and a slideshow presentation in which participants can post questions and respond to poll questions posed by the host.
Images of human suffering, gore, death and destruction caused by violence or natural disaster can't simply be wiped from anyone's psyche. Journalists in the field and in the newsroom are no exception. Traumatic events affect journalists' well-being and their ability to do their job.
Understanding the effects of trauma makes for healthier journalism and healthier journalists. In this Webinar, originally broadcast Nov. 10, 2009, and offered in partnership with the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, you'll learn how to recognize and manage stress and trauma. We'll also show you how news organizations can develop an action plan to help staffers who are experiencing trauma.
What Will I Learn:
- Strategies to keep your resilience
- That distress in the face of tragedy is a normal human response -- not a weakness
- Tips to take care of yourself
- Why peer support is important
- When to get help
Who Should Take this Course:
This Webinar is not just for those who cover traumatic events but also for those who edit the stories, images and video, design pages and produce the online report.
Heather Forbes is the national manager staff development for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's (ABC) news division.
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