#Excellence in Journalism 2019
September 7th, 2019 • 2019: San Antonio
Be safe rather than sorry: Journalists in the field
Journalists attacked or killed in action are becoming more numerous every day. EIJ News 19 talked to Chris Post, a first responder turned and Joe Vazquez, a reporter, about their experiences in the field.
Trigger Warning: suicide and suicidal thoughts Nerissa Young, a lecturer from Ohio University specializing in mental health and media, and Erica Hill, a news director affected by suicide, hosted a reporting on suicide session at EIJ19. Mental health is prominent in today’s news cycle, with suicide being at the forefront of discussions.
Julie Garcia was home when she heard from her colleague that Gannett was preparing for its next round of layoffs. Working for Corpus Christi Caller Times, in a 10-reporter, “tight-knit” newsroom, she thought, “Oh, I mean, it really can’t be us.”