Source:Kristin Hussey, Christine Mehta, Jodi Upton and Linda Yaron
Affiliation:Syracuse University, Newhouse School, University of Southern California
Layoffs. Climate-change disasters. Fake news. Corruption. Mass shootings. Angry sources. Vitriolic culture. Enemy of the people.
Journalism has never been an easy job but in our current culture, the psychic, emotional and sometimes financial toll seems to keep mounting. So how do we thrive — or even survive — in such an atmosphere? This session will cover how to recognize signs of burnout, secondary trauma and other danger signs, as well as the research that shows what can really help, how to train your editor and how to build a support network. We'll also look at how professionals deal with constant trauma in other fields. The good news: the practices and tools you can develop to survive as a journalist – growing resilience, cultivating empathy and self-advocacy – are the same tools that can help you succeed in the rest of your life.