Trauma Resources: Covering COVID-19

As the number of people impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rise, more and more journalists are putting their own safety on the line and exposing themselves to first- and second-hand trauma. To help reporters, editors and newsroom leaders understand how covering this pandemic impacts physical and mental health, as well as risk management and planning, the IWMF is hosting a series of webinars on reporting during COVID-19.

Below are recordings of webinars in the series, as well as a list of resources for journalists covering and dealing with COVID-19.

Webinar Recordings

Making the World Hurt Less: Enhancing Wellbeing During a Time of Stress

The first webinar in our series featured Dr. Katherine Porterfield, who offered a biopsychosocial approach to the stress of the coronavirus outbreak and how to better support yourself during times of trauma.