Investigative journalists feel the pressure of being called “the enemy.” If you are doing your job right, the subjects of your stories probably don’t love you, to say the least. You have likely witnessed tragedy and the stress of job insecurity and deadlines. It is no surprise that journalists experience job stress on par with firefighters and first responders.
Poynter’s Al Tompkins and his wife, psychotherapist Sidney Tompkins, combine decades of newsroom and clinical experience to help investigators spot the symptoms of traumatic stress and learn practical ways to manage it. This may be the most important session you will attend because if you are not caring for yourself, nothing else will matter.