Covering Violence: A Guide to Ethical Reporting about Victims and Trauma, 2nd Edition

  • Roger Simpson
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  • ISBN-10: 0231508565
  • ISBN-13: 9780231508568
  • DDC: 174.9097
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 295 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2006 | Published/Released July 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2006

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A crucial guide for reporters which discusses such topics as rape and the ethics of interviewing children.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Other Frontmatter.
1: Introduction: Journalists and Violence.
2: Schmickle, Sharon: Finding Peace in Covering a War.
3: A Little Boy, a Frantic Effort.
Trauma: Assault on an Essential Human System.
The Journalist: At Risk for Trauma.
9/11: Lessons from a Sunny Morning.
4: Handschuh, David: The Meaning of Being There.
Reporting at the Scene.
5: Shebala, Marley: Adding Context to the Scene.
6: What Is a Navajo Leader?.
The Interview: Assault or Catharsis?.
7: Do, Anh: Crossing Cultural Borders.
8: Hope: Caring for Newborns Inspires an Inmate to Start a Family—Bribing a Guard at Her Husband's Prison So the Couple Can Be Together.
Writing the Trauma Story.
9: Nazario, Sonia: Writing from the Inside.
10: Enrique's Journey: Defeated Seven Times, a Boy Again Faces "the Beast".
Pictures and Sounds of Trauma.
11: Johnson, Fletcher: Eyewitness to Hell.
Reporting About Children.
12: Jane O. Hansen: Moving Readers to Protect Children.
13: Selling Atlanta's Children.
Columbine: A Story That Won't Let Go.
Reporting on Rape Trauma.
14: McKinney, Debra: Charting the Course of Recovery.
15: Malignant Memories: It's a Long Road Back to Recovery from Incest.
Using the Searchlight with Precision and Sensitivity.
16: North, Scott: A Witness for the Community.
17: Family Supports Decision on Plea Deal; Answers Wait 21 Years.
Oklahoma City: "Terror in the Heartland".
Guidelines for Journalists Who Cover Violence.
The Dart Award for Excellence in Reporting on Victims of Violence.
A Note about Trauma Training.
Resources for Journalists.