How newsrooms can support staff reporting on Covid-19
Misinformation surrounding the novel coronavirus is increasing pressure on journalists as they adapt to new isolated work practices.
How to stay mentally well while reporting on the coronavirus
Journalists globally need to take care of themselves as the demand for Covid-19 coverage continues.
New guide offers dialogue and guidance on vicarious trauma
Our third handbook is about the challenges posed by vicarious trauma, and provides practical tips and guidance to journalists, newsroom managers and universities.
ProPublica launches social newsgathering coalition to document hate crimes
First Draft is a member of Documenting Hate, a coalition of organizations that will contribute to a database of reported hate crimes and bias incidents in the US for one year
Getting started in social newsgathering, verification, debunking and more
Check out all the slides from First Draft presentations at ONA16 in Denver, a great place to start when getting to grips with eyewitness media
Inside Storyful: Vicarious trauma and ensuring the well-being of the newsroom
Storyful journalist Derek Bowler discusses the important steps taken by the company to ensure the well-being of the newsroom, how companies need to support staff, and what to do if you feel you’ve been adversely affected by dramatic and graphic content
Vicarious trauma is an issue for management as well as journalists
A panel of experts in the effects of viewing graphic imagery discussed the problem and possible remedies at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia
Breaking news, not breaking people: News outlets need to cooperate on vicarious trauma
'No organisation has truly found a way to solve the problem' of vicarious trauma caused by graphic images , says Eyewitness Media Hub's Sam Dubberley
I work on the digital frontline, how should I protect myself from traumatic content?
Eyewitness Media Hub's Sam Dubberley details some of the key considerations from recent research into vicarious trauma in newsrooms