Journalism has always been a stressful job, but new challenges and pressures have made the work even more daunting. On this bonus episode, we’re reaching into our archives for audio from the 2018 IRE Conference. During a panel about managing stress, reporters Ken Armstrong, Mike Hixenbaugh and Lulu Ramadan recounted difficult experiences and talked about how they balance their jobs and personal lives. Ken also surveyed three dozen journalists to find out how they unwind.

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RESOURCES

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MUSIC

Nesting (Blue Dot Sessions) / CC BY-NC 4.0

Doubled (Blue Dot Sessions) / CC BY-NC 4.0

Bogo (Blue Dot Sessions) / CC BY-NC 4.0

Setting Pace (Blue Dot Sessions) / CC BY-NC 4.0

Borough (Blue Dot Sessions) / CC BY-NC 4.0

 

CREDITS

Claire Mitzel reported this episode. IRE Editorial Director Sarah Hutchins edits the podcast. We are recorded in the studios of KBIA at the University of Missouri.