Are you a journalism educator? If so, we would very much like to invite you to complete a short survey aiming to assess your awareness of the impact of trauma assignments on journalists and your attitudes towards embedding trauma literacy into the journalism curriculum. The survey will take about 10 mins to complete, and your help would be very much appreciated.
Please click on the link below to participate and we would encourage you to forward the survey to any of your colleagues.
Let us tell you a little bit more about this project and its aims. This survey is conducted by the newly launched Journalism Education and Trauma Research Group (JETREG), based at the University of Lincoln, UK, with membership from journalism scholars and practitioners from universities across the world. We were brought together by our shared concern about a possible failure of duty of care by journalism educators in not offering opportunities to journalism students to develop skills which may reduce risk to their personal and professional wellbeing. Evidence shows that an increasing number of journalists are disclosing personal histories of work-related emotional, professional and social adjustment difficulties including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other reactions evoked by what they have been exposed to. Our survey aims to examine the experience and attitude of journalism educators to work-related risks, especially when it comes to the practicalities of embedding material about traumatic stressors and their effects in journalism education.
For any enquiries, or if you wish to join the network and find out more about our work, please contact Ola Ogunyemi, the JETREG, network convenor via firstname.lastname@example.org