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.