How not to bungle sensitive abuse investigations

Number 5894
Subject Trauma
Source Anjali Kamat, Miles Moffeit, Sarah Smith and Bruce Shapiro
Affiliation WNYC - New York Public Radio, The Dallas Morning News, Houston Chronicle and Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma
Year 2019
Summary In this tipsheet, journalists and representatives for the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma will share best practices for striking that careful balance between drawing out the facts and avoiding re-traumatizing survivors. They will discuss post-traumatic stress disorder and how it can greatly inform reporting and writing techniques.
Tags trauma; PTSD; post-traumatic stress disorder; media ethics; self-care; war reporting; crime reporting; survivors; victims
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