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Telling the Stories of Vulnerable People: A Conversation About Trauma-Informed Journalism

Whether reporting on gun violence, social justice, COVID-19, sexual assault, climate disaster or gender identity, journalists often speak with people or sources experiencing traumatic events. Knowing how to bring sensitivity and earn trust is essential for telling those impactful stories with honesty. Experienced panelists will offer best practices for trauma-informed reporting, including ways to establish and maintain trust, elicit impactful narratives, tell the story with care and respect and maintain story integrity throughout editing. Panelists will also offer resources for reporters to protect their own mental well-being. There will be time for questions and sharing experiences.