British and Australian journalists' experiences of war trauma

Te'o, Rebecca (2012) British and Australian journalists' experiences of war trauma. In: The British World: Religion, Memory, Society, Culture, 2-5 Jul 2012, Toowoomba, Australia.

Text (Documentation)

Download (656Kb)
Text (Published Version)

Download (280Kb)


The 'myth of the hard-bitten journalist' presupposes that news reporters can adequately cope with trauma in conflict or confronting situations. Many journalists, particularly news reporters, are at some time in their career – often frequently so – called to deal with disturbing scenes of violence, death and suffering. At times, these situations can also involve risk to their personal safety. Journalists can therefore have misguided notions that may prevent them from acknowledging symptoms of PTSD, which they are often unconsciously suffering.

Statistics for USQ ePrint 22029
Statistics for this ePrint Item
Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Chapter 17. © The Contributors and Editors.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - School of Humanities and Communication
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2012 02:57
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2017 05:57
Uncontrolled Keywords: mental health; war zones; journalists; post-traumatic stress disorder
Fields of Research : 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170112 Sensory Processes, Perception and Performance
19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1903 Journalism and Professional Writing > 190399 Journalism and Professional Writing not elsewhere classified
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111714 Mental Health
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970119 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing

Actions (login required)

View Item Archive Repository Staff Only