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The Conversation: Violent videos put journalists at increased risk of post-traumatic stress

Journalism and Digital Media 22 October 2018

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Doug Specht, Senior Lecturer at the Westminster’s Communication and Media Research Institute, wrote an article for The Conversation on the risk journalists face of developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) journalists through their continued exposure to violent videos.

Doug said: “As resources become stretched in both universities and newsrooms, it is imperative that the mental health of journalists is not overlooked. Instead, training on the potential risks of vicarious trauma from online content must be available – throughout all stages of a journalist’s career – from university to the newsroom, and beyond.”

Read the full article on The Conversation.


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