Safety and Social Responsibility, Part 2: Journalism, The Media, and Trauma

Sandra Bloom and Sarah Yanosy expand on safety and social responsibility through an organizational lens, describing the negative impacts of social media and our lack of cultural safety. Guests dive into “trauma-informed” journalism to discuss their work contributing to the social understanding of trauma from the perspectives of both journalists and survivors.

Episode Description

In the first segment, Dr. Bloom and Ms. Yanosy will expand on the important issue of Safety and Social Responsibility by focusing on organizational safety, chronic stress, and the lack of cultural safety. They will describe the toll it is taking on our culture, fueled by social media and instantaneous access to both information and misinformation.

The second and third segments will focus on “trauma-informed” journalism as represented by the work of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, a project of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and directed by Bruce Shapiro. Mr. Shapiro will be accompanied by Dr. Elana Newman, McFarlin Professor of Psychology at the University of Tulsa, who is the Research Director for the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma. A past president of the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies, she co-directed the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma’s first satellite office in NYC after 9/11.

Guests

  • Bruce Shapiro, Director of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Educator, and Author
  • Dr. Elana Newman, McFarlin Professor of Psychology at University of Tulsa, Research Director for Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma

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