The role of the journalist is often to present traumatic and troubling events to the general public but sustained exposure to trauma can have lasting effects on the mental health of those who seek to report it in the public interest. In this panel four journalists discuss how to write about trauma in a way that preserves the wellbeing of the writer.
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