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Covering Violence A Guide to Ethical Reporting about Victims and Trauma

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ISBN-10: 0231114516

ISBN-13: 9780231114516

Edition: 2000

Authors: William E. Cot�, Roger Simpson

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This work aims to offer a comprehensive guide for students working in journalism on how to treat the victims and their families with sensitivity and respect. It discusses such topics as the ethics of interviewing children.
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Book details

List price: $26.50
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication date: 9/21/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 268
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Roger Simpson has been a reporter for The Wall Street Journaland the Detroit Free Pressand was the founding director of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma at the University of Washington. He is the coauthor of Unionism or Hearst: The Seattle Post-Intelligencer Strike of 1936and An Evening at The Garden of Allah: A Gay Cabaret in Seattle(Columbia).William Cot� is emeritus professor of journalism at Michigan State University and the coordinator of the Victims and Media Program. For almost twenty years he was a professional journalist at the Ypsilanti Pressand Booth Newspapers State Capitol Bureau. He is the author of numerous scholarly articles and has conducted several seminars on…    

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Journalists and Violence
A Witness for the Community
Slain Mother's Love Manages to Find Daughter
Trauma: Assault on an Essential Human System
The Journalist's Trauma
Reporting at the Scene
Uncovering What's Already There
Piedmont Journal: Tried by Deadly Tornado, An Anchor of Faith Holds
The Interview: Assault or Catharsis?
Focusing on the Humanity
The Deep, Familiar Pain
Writing the Story
Pictures and Sounds of Trauma
Photos That Connect
The Test of Fire
Reporting on Rape Trauma
Charting the Course of Recovery
Malignant Memories: It's a Long Road Back to Recovery from Incest
Reporting About Children
Using the Spotlight with Precision and Sensitivity
Oklahoma City: "Terror in the Heartland"
Conclusions
The Dart Award for Excellence in Reporting on Victims of Violence
A Note About Trauma Training
Bibliography
Index