November 21st, 2023 • 2023 Region 11 Conference: Honolulu
Reporter Endures Trauma After Wildfires Destroy Her Home
“It is so important to talk about the effects of trauma in our industry, because that is an integral part of what we do every single day. As reporters, you're going to be exposed to it.”
October 28th, 2022 • 2021: Virtual
Talking Trauma: Journalists discuss the stress of reporting
When journalist Naseem Miller covered the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando back in 2016, there wasn’t much conversation surrounding how journalists cover traumatic events. Now journalists are having open conversations about how to sensitively cover traumatic events, while also taking care of themselves.
Journalists are second responders to any crisis, but nonetheless, they are there to capture the moment, tell the story, and ultimately put their lives on the line all in the name of journalism. “We are the messengers,” Sid Garcia said. Garcia is a general assignment reporter for ABC7 Eyewitness News in California and has, like many journalists, covered stories that changed their lives.