Reporting on Times of Trauma | Journalism

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Virtual Event

Journalists can experience vicarious trauma when reporting on disturbing events. Hear from award-winning journalists about how stressors on the job can impact mental health, and learn from a psychologist about approaches journalists can use to care for themselves.

This is part of a two-day virtual webinar, open to all members of the Lehigh community, which encourages people to reflect on the impact of everyday trauma and pain in a punishing moment.

Beset by intersecting pandemics — the novel coronavirus, white supremacist terrorism, wage slavery, a planet in crisis — to be alive in 2021 is to confront unavoidable and compounding trauma. For journalists, it is our vocation to bear witness to these horrors. For the marginalized, aggressions come from all directions. Our hope is to offer space for a reflective pause, in which trauma is confronted with supportive, honest, and open conversation.

Register here: https://lehigh.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_V0mVdOhcRe6FKCgnI6IIZw

Panelists:

Jim MacMillan, Founder and Director of the Philadelphia Center for Gun Violence Reporting
Cassie Owens, Staff Reporter at The Philadelphia Inquirer
Elana Newman, McFarlin Professor of Psychology at the University of Tulsa and the Research Director for the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma

Moderators:

Jennifer Midberry

Mariana De Maio

John Vilanova

More information about both webinars can be found here: https://journalism.cas.lehigh.edu/content/reporting-and-living-times-trauma.

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