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Reporting on Coronavirus: Mental Wellness and Vicarious Trauma

Reporting on Coronavirus: Mental Wellness and Vicarious Trauma

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Join First Draft for a conversation on how newsrooms and other information providers can help staff stay mentally well and mitigate vicarious trauma from monitoring/reporting on coronavirus. We welcome all editors, reporters and other information providers to come talk through…
Apply for the 2019 Mindset Award for Workplace Mental Health Reporting
7 months ago

Apply for the 2019 Mindset Award for Workplace Mental Health Reporting

Award submissions open to media organizations and individual journalists for work first published in 2019
Changing public perceptions of mental illness
2 years ago

Changing public perceptions of mental illness

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Allison Garber was diagnosed in her early 20s, with obsessive-compulsive disorder and general anxiety disorder. Garber was a university-educated, middle-class woman working a prestigious internship in Toronto. On the inside, though, she felt broken and lost. “I was terrified, I…
Treat stories about suicide with dignity and compassion
2 years ago

Treat stories about suicide with dignity and compassion

Responsible reporting about suicide can bring increase awareness and save lives, according to experts.
How Canadian journalists take care of themselves
2 years ago

How Canadian journalists take care of themselves

We asked our readers for their best self-care tips.
Court reporters grapple with meeting the plea for trauma informed reporting
2 years ago

Court reporters grapple with meeting the plea for trauma informed reporting

Reporters are trying to balance the cultural shift that challenges traditional justice system narratives against rules of procedure around court cases.
When the news breaks the journalist
3 years ago

When the news breaks the journalist

Journalists are coming out and talking honestly about mental illness.
New study examines meditation as tool for anxious student journalists
3 years ago

New study examines meditation as tool for anxious student journalists

By  •  Learn, Research
The mindfulness class will introduce students to the fundamentals of mindfulness and explore different forms of meditation practice.
Why trauma and mental health must be discussed in journalism schools
3 years ago

Why trauma and mental health must be discussed in journalism schools

A foundation for resiliency needs to be built up before journalists are in the field.
Understanding trauma behind the lens
3 years ago

Understanding trauma behind the lens

Conference hosted by Ryerson Review of Journalism revealed the harsh realities of being a photo or video journalist in environments of conflict.