Bearing Witness: Vicarious Trauma and Living With A PTSD Diagnosis

Presented at ONA19
September 11, 2019
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After years of exposure to graphic imagery, social reporting pioneer Andy Carvin confronted the consequences of his PTSD diagnosis, radically changing how he approached reporting and trained staff. In this powerful session, he will share his story and the tough lessons he learned.

This session is designed for:

  • Journalists concerned about prospective vicarious trauma in their everyday work
  • Newsrooms that would like to build structures to mitigate exposure to violence and stress
  • Anyone who would like to better understand the effects of bearing witness

Speakers

Andy Carvin
Senior Fellow, DFRLab

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