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Friday, October 9 • 17:30 - 18:30
Teaching Journalism and Trauma

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Crime, accidents, and crises are often covered by young journalists without training or working experience. This makes them vulnerable TO stress reactions and other health problems. For first responders, handling human tragedies and coping with stress reactions are part of one's basic training. The same should be the case for students attending schools of journalism. Some universities have experience giving these kinds of lessons. How they do it will be presented at this seminar.

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Trond Idås

Special advisor, researcher and writer, Norwegian Union of Journalists
Trond Idås is working part time for the Norwegian Union of Journalists, giving lessons in journalism and trauma. He is also giving lessons in this subject at the schools of journalism at the Norwegian universities. He is working on a doctoral thesis in development psychology. The subject is ethical dilemmas, posttraumatic stress and posttraumatic growth among journalists. He has written the learning book  ‘Demanding missions... Read More →
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Cait McMahon

Managing Director, Dart Centre Asia Pacific
Cait McMahon has been Managing Director of the Dart Centre Asia Pacific www.dartcentre.org/asia-pacific  since 2004.  McMahon is a psychologist, and began working with the media in 1987.  Cait is responsible for creating and facilitating training programmes across the Asia Pacific region to promote ethical and thorough reporting of violence and disaster, as well as psychological safety and resilience for media... Read More →
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Bruce Shapiro

Director, Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma
Bruce Shapiro is executive Director of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, encouraging innovative reporting on violence, conflict and tragedy worldwide from the Center’s headquarters at Columbia University in New York City.

Friday October 9, 2015 17:30 - 18:30
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