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Covering Violence
a Guide to Ethical Reporting about Victims & Trauma
Author: Coté, William
2000
Format: Book
This is a guide for journalists and student journalists on using sensitivity and respect when dealing with crime victims. It offers training in interviewing techniques and photography and throws light on the impact on victims of media exposure
Media Media reporting, guidelines Media reporting, impact Victims of violent crimes Violence
Table of contents
Introduction. Journalists and Violence. A Witness for the Community - Scott North. Slain Mother's Love Manages to Find Daughter - Scott North
1. Trauma. Assault on an Essential Human System
2. The Journalist's Trauma
3. Reporting at the Scene. Uncovering What's Already There - Rick Bragg. Piedmont Journal. Tried by Dreadly Tornado, An Anchor of Faith Holds - Rick Bragg
4. The Interview. Assault or Catharsis? Focusing on the Humanity - Jeff Gradney. The Deep, Familiar Pain - Jeff Gradney
5. Writing the Story
6. Pictures and Sounds of Trauma. Photos That Connect - Lynne Dobson. The Test of Fire - Michele Stanush
7. Reporting on Rape Trauma. Charting the Course of Recovery - Debra McKinney. Malignant Memories. It's a Long Road Back to Recovery from Incest - Debra McKinney
8. Reporting About Children
9. Using the Spotlight with Precision and Sensitivity
10. Oklahoma City, "Terror in the Heartland"
11. Conclusions
The Dart Award for Excellence in Reporting on Victims of Violence
A Note about Trauma Training.
Published: Columbia University Press; New York, USA
Shelf Number: Ma03
Acquisiton Number: 2658
ISBN: 0231114516

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1800 842 846

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