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There is a long history in journalism of informing the public about the myriad traumatic events happening both locally and worldwide. Throughout that history, debates about how the information is conveyed or represented has been discussed by all parties involved and continues to be an active discussion as professionals seek to understand the full effects of gathering, reporting, and consuming traumatic news. The topic of trauma in journalism is especially important because of the possible consequences for all who are touched by trauma, including journalists, photojournalists, newsroom staff, media audiences, trauma survivors or victims, and journalism educators. The effects on each of these groups are briefly outlined in this entry.

Journalists, Photojournalists, and Newsroom Staff

In the past 10 years, anecdotal reports, memoirs, and empirical research have ...

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