Elana Newman

Research Director • Dart Center for Trauma and Journalism/ University of Tulsa
Last edited October 18, 2019

Elana Newman, Ph.D., is the McFarlin Professor of Psychology at the University of Tulsa, research director of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, and co-director of the Tulsa Institute of Trauma, Adversity and Injustice. Newman specializes in understanding and treating trauma-related conditions and training students and professionals from many professions about the skills they need to work effectively with people suffering from trauma-related problems. Newman’s work in journalism and trauma focuses on the occupational health of journalists, psychological safety for journalists, harassment, and the impact of trauma news on consumers. She trains journalists on interviewing survivors, trauma-informed news management, self-care, resiliency, covering traumatic events, and general trauma information. She co-directed the first Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma satellite office in New York City after 9/11. Newman is a past president of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.

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