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Covering Mass Killings

Psychiatrist Frank Ochberg, M.D. and Bruce Shapiro, executive director of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma share insights from the aftermath of the 2011 Arizona shooting that left six dead and a U.S. Congresswoman grievously injured.

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A Reporter's Lessons from Past Shootings

Dave Cullen's lessons from a decade of reporting on the Columbine attacks.

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Self-study unit: Covering Terrorism

This 7 part unit outlines the challenges confronting reporters and editors who find themselves in the position of covering terrorism and suggests ways to cover those affected by terrorism with accuracy, sensitivity and clarity. It discusses ways that terrorists have sought to use the media, and how journalistic skepticism can prevent manipulation. Based on the latest clinical research about emotional responses to trauma, it also outlines self-care measures journalists are taking to reduce work-related distress and possibly prevent their own Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

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The Virginia Tech Shootings

Dart Center Ochberg Fellows offer journalist-to-journalist advice, from those who have covered large-scale shootings.

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Working with Victims and Survivors

Quick tips from Dart Centre Asia Pacific.

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Working with Traumatic Imagery

Traumatic imagery can place the wellbeing of those who work with it at risk. Here is a tip sheet of practical things media workers and editors can do to reduce the trauma load.

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Handling Traumatic Imagery: Developing a Standard Operating Procedure

This guide to handling graphic or highly emotional content in the newsroom from Dart Centre Europe helps media workers prepare to work with traumatic imagery.

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Tragedies and Journalists

The Dart Center's 40 page comprehensive guide for reporters, editors, photographers and managers on every aspect of covering tragedy while protecting both victims and themselves.

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Best Practices in Trauma Reporting

A systematic analysis of what works in trauma reporting, drawn from a decade of Dart Award-winning stories.

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Covering Trauma: Impact on Journalists

Scientific consensus, made readable, on the effects of traumatic coverage on journalists.

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Covering Trauma: Impact on the Public

Current research on how news coverage affects the public and the risk factors that exacerbate reactions of distress.

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International Center for Journalists

Journalism and Trauma

The International Center for Journalists’ manual provides a starting point for news organizations seeking to deal more efficiently with journalism and traumatic stress.

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Gift from Within

Recovery from Unnatural Death

A guide by psychiatrist Ted Rynearson for friends and family of someone who has died violently or suddenly.

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The National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Tips for Covering Traumatic Events

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Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

The Role of the Media in Reporting Mass Shootings

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Journalism Practice

Crisis Management for Journalists

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Journalist's Resource

Tips on Not Naming the Perpetrator

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Reporting resources for Covering Guns

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Reporting Resources: Gun Violence

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Families of Mass Shooting Victims Ask Media to Limit Use of Shooters' Names

A campaign call “No Notoriety” asks the media to limit the name and likeness of alleged assailants.

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Tips for Managers and Editors

How managers and editors can prepare and support reporters in the field.

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Hometown Catastrophe

Dart Center Executive Director Bruce Shapiro passes on lessons for newsrooms learned from the Virginia Tech shooting.

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Self Care Tips for News Media

Quick tips from Dart Centre Asia Pacific.

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Self-Care Amid Disaster

Advice from an editor who’s been there.

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