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Advice for journalists working with traumatic imagery

Journalists are increasingly subject to graphic, potentially traumatic images in their line of work. Here's what reporters and their managers need to know as a result.

Clothilde Goujard | April 11, 2017

When interviewing trauma victims, proceed with caution and compassion

How can journalists get the full story of a traumatic event without bringing more harm to their interview subjects? Here are some tips.

Sherry Ricchiardi | November 07, 2016

Beyond breaking news: Humanizing violent events

Journalists covering violent breaking news events often find it difficult to find a human element within the story. Here are some tips to bring a more humanizing element to your reporting.

Sherry Ricchiardi | August 31, 2016

Resources for journalists covering mass shootings

An overview of tips, tools and resources for journalists reporting on mass shootings and similar attacks. 

Sam Berkhead | July 12, 2016

Advice for interviewing refugees with respect and compassion

As the current refugee crisis continues to make headlines, how can journalists interview refugees without bringing up the horror, shock and fear they've experienced? Here are some tips.

Sherry Ricchiardi | April 25, 2016

How journalists can protect their mental and emotional health while covering traumatic events

Covering tragedy is a big part of many journalists' job description — but it often comes at the expense of their mental health. Here are some resources to alleviate this stress and trauma.

Sherry Ricchiardi | February 08, 2016

Advice for journalists covering sexual assault stories

In the wake of several high-profile sexual assault stories in the media, a National Press Club panel discussed the best practices for journalists covering this often-sensitive topic.

Sam Berkhead | January 14, 2016

Tow Center panel examines consequences of using graphic imagery in news coverage

Where should journalists draw the line when publishing photos and video of tragic events? A panel recently discussed the ethics of graphic imagery at Columbia University’s Tow Center for Digital Journalism.

Sam Berkhead | October 13, 2015