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Research team launches landmark survey of mental health and well-being in Canada’s journalism industry
3 months ago

Research team launches landmark survey of mental health and well-being in Canada’s journalism industry

Carleton journalism professor Matthew Pearson and veteran CBC broadcaster and trainer Dave Seglins are leading research into the mental health and well-being of Canadian media workers
The evolution of mental health reporting standards
10 months ago

The evolution of mental health reporting standards

By  •  Work, Field Notes
Across industry organizations, newsrooms and campus media, journalists are re-examining best practices on reporting on mental health and suicide
Field notes from the university mental health crisis
1 year ago

Field notes from the university mental health crisis

At two Ontario campus newspapers, identifying the gaps in mental-health support comes with a toll on the reporters themselves
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
2 years 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
3 years ago

Changing public perceptions of mental illness

By  •  Feature
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
3 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
3 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
4 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
4 years ago

When the news breaks the journalist

Journalists are coming out and talking honestly about mental illness.
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