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Saturday, March 23 • 10:00am - 11:00am
The Trauma of Journalism: Self-care for journalists

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Experts tell us that almost all journalists are exposed to traumatic-stress experiences at some point in their careers: reporters arrive with first responders at accident scenes, photo editors wade through graphic footage, everyone scrolls through prevalent social media posts after shootings and mass disasters, and, in today's political climate,  journalists are sometimes seen as the enemy . It is more important than ever to acknowledge that these experiences can take a psychological toll. This session will explore how journalists can prioritize their mental health and well-being and will offer concrete tips on how to care for yourself after a difficult assignment.  

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Sarah Kess

Sarah Kess teaches Trauma Journalism at Boston University, in addition to working as the coordinator of BU's department of journalism and as Assistant Director of the Power of Narrative conference. She was previously an editor with the Ochberg Society for TraumaJournalism... Read More →

Saturday March 23, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Terrace Lounge

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