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Breaking News, Breaking Down

Synopsis
This film looks at how the mental health of journalists can be affected by the nature of the stories they are covering: so-called ‘Trauma Journalism’. Mike Walter covered the events at the Pentagon on Septemer 11th 2001. His film deals with the traumatic effect of that day as well as focusing on the events following the devastation of New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina.

DVD extras include a 30-minute video of Walter discussing Trauma Journalism with a class of journalism students.
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of release
2011
Subjects
Media studies
Keywords
disasters; group therapy; hurricanes; journalism; mental health; stress - psychological

Credits

Director
Mike Walter

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 1 NTSC
Price
$14.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
40 minutes
Year
2013

Distributor

Name

PBS Shop

Web
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