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30 Minute Skills: Interviewing Traumatized Sources
According to the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, there is a concept that some psychologists and advocates for victims call "the second wound." It refers to the collateral damage that hasty and thoughtless journalism can do to victims of trauma and other vulnerable sources. Journalists of all backgrounds and beats must know how to cover sensitive stories without causing this additional harm.

By attending our class, you will learn:

- How to build trust with victims and other vulnerable sources.
- How to motivate sources to share their story in empowering ways.
- Additional resources to use when covering stories involving victims of trauma.

Jan 25, 2022 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Jenifer McKim
@GBH News Center for Investigative Reporting and Boston University
Jenifer McKim is a senior reporter with the GBH News Center for Investigative Reporting and a clinical instructor of investigative journalism at Boston University. She specializes in social justice issues including criminal justice, child welfare and consumer debt. She has won numerous awards, including the national Edward R. Murrow Award, a Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism, and the Freedom of Information Award from the New England First Amendment Coalition. She was a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize in Public Service. Before joining center in 2013, McKim worked as a staff writer at The Boston Globe, the Orange County Register in Southern California and the San Juan Star in Puerto Rico. She is a fellow of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University.