Helping Journalists Covering COVID-19 Manage Stress and Trauma

The weeks ahead will be stressful. Many of you are working from home, without your usual support network. Some of you have been the target of angry viewers/readers/listeners. Some of you have other pressures including family members who need special care, maybe even your own health concerns are making you extra cautious. Poynter’s Al Tompkins and licensed psychotherapist Sidney Tompkins work with newsrooms around the world to help them find ways to cope with the stresses of the job and to recognize traumatic stress symptoms. We need journalists to be great right now. That begins with taking care of yourselves.

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