The Ochberg Society for Trauma Journalism

The Ochberg Society for Trauma Journalism International network of journalists who cover conflict, tragedy and social injustice. Formerly The Dart Society. Become a member:
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The Ochberg Society for Trauma Journalism (formerly The Dart Society) is an international network of journalists who have a specialized understanding of the coverage of trauma, violence and social injustice. We are dedicated to promoting sensitive coverage of victims of violence and providing support for journalists who are affected by their work.

02/23/2017

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03/17/2015

Retweeted WarRetreat (@WarRetreat):

Late night shoutout to goodness: @ptsdforum @Post_Traumatic @FightingPTSD @MyBackToTheWall @ptsddotorg @FightingPTSD @traumajournos

Retweeted Kelly Kennedy (@KellySKennedy):Army victim’s advocate at Ft Hood pleaded guilty to “pimping” his soldiers, rep...
03/16/2015
Morning Muster: 3/13/2015 Agent Orange presumptive delayed, Obama creates VA advisory board,...

Retweeted Kelly Kennedy (@KellySKennedy):

Army victim’s advocate at Ft Hood pleaded guilty to “pimping” his soldiers, reports @mySA’s @saddamscribe @vetlawyers http://t.co/QzL6mMPY5G

The bodies of all but two service members have been recovered from the wreckage of an Army Black Hawk helicopter that went down in Florida Wednesday night, reports Time’s Kevin Mcspadden. President...

Retweeted Jonathan M. Katz (@KatzOnEarth):Makes me think about a piece I wrote for @traumajournos, on doing a book tour ...
03/11/2015
Trauma on Tour

Retweeted Jonathan M. Katz (@KatzOnEarth):

Makes me think about a piece I wrote for @traumajournos, on doing a book tour about a thing that gave you #PTSD: http://t.co/L8nV76FLV0

A journalist relives his trauma on demand -- on his book tour

03/10/2015

Retweeted Jeff KellyLowenstein (@JeffKLO):

@traumajournos @Publici Thanks for helping to spread the word about the work! I appreciate your help. Hope all is well. Jeff

Retweeted scott blanchard (@scott_blanchard):RT @JamesMcClure: Surely, this is #YorkPa at its best. And worst. @gragoydr...
03/10/2015
Surely, this is York, Pa., at its best. And worst.

Retweeted scott blanchard (@scott_blanchard):

RT @JamesMcClure: Surely, this is #YorkPa at its best. And worst. @gragoydr @jasonplotkin @dartcenter @traumajournos
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This is the City of York, Pa., at its best: Market day in the Beaver Street neighborhood that has been branded as the Market or Arts District. That’s the bright view at street level. Looming above are the crises facing the city and its schools. And the city’s safety or lack of safety, real and perce…

Here's Leila Fadel's interview with recently released journalist Mohamed Fahmy of Al-Jazeera English. He says the only c...
02/15/2015
After Over A Year In Egyptian Prison, Freed Journalist Recalls His Nightmare | KQED

Here's Leila Fadel's interview with recently released journalist Mohamed Fahmy of Al-Jazeera English. He says the only crime he committed was journalism.

World After Over A Year In Egyptian Prison, Freed Journalist Recalls His Nightmare by Leila Fadel | February 14, 2015 — 2:10 PM Listen to the audio: Listen Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Source: NPR [http://www.npr.org/2015/02/14/386323321/after-over-a-year-in-egyptian-p…

Our Field Guide
02/15/2015
Our Field Guide

Our Field Guide

Our Field Guide February 12, 2015 By GroundTruth DOWNLOAD THE GROUNDTRUTH FIELD GUIDE We believe great journalism comes from being there on the ground to tell the stories that matter. We call it “ground truth.” It’s an old-school value, but one that is more important than ever in a time of great cha…

Retweeted PRI's The World (@pritheworld):We're looking for a seasoned journalist w/ a love for global news to be our sho...
02/14/2015
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Retweeted PRI's The World (@pritheworld):

We're looking for a seasoned journalist w/ a love for global news to be our show producer. Info: http://t.co/zmlqhkeKHw @nprjobs #pubjobs

Early bird registration for Boston University's annual Power of Narrative conference is open! Amazing list of speakers t...
02/09/2015
The Power of Narrative: March 27-29, 2015 at Boston University

Early bird registration for Boston University's annual Power of Narrative conference is open! Amazing list of speakers this year, from Serial's Sarah Koenig to Theo Padnos--including a talk by Ron Capps, founder and director of Veterans Writing Project, on using writing to overcome trauma: http://www.bu.edu/com/narrative/index.html

The Power of Narrative journalism conference: March 27-29, 2015 at Boston University. Staying savvy, skilled and solvent in journalism's wired era.

Retweeted Ashley Gilbertson (@AshGilbertson):Honestly never been more humbled than being included on this book list in t...
02/08/2015
The top 10 books about returning from war

Retweeted Ashley Gilbertson (@AshGilbertson):

Honestly never been more humbled than being included on this book list in the @guardian by @PhilKlay: http://t.co/R4llYcAywz

Phil Klay: The US marines Iraq veteran whose short stories won a National book award chooses his favourite books about homecoming after conflict

Where in the world are your followers? TweepsMap maps them by country, state or city.  http://t.co/1zRpy5fPpH
02/08/2015
Map Your Twitter Followers

Where in the world are your followers? TweepsMap maps them by country, state or city. http://t.co/1zRpy5fPpH

Map your Twitter audience. Find where they live, what language they speak and engage them geographically. Share or download your results

Retweeted Alfredo Corchado (@ajcorchado):Journalist threatened in #Matamoros #Mexico flees. #tamaulipas in crossfire, ag...
02/08/2015
Mexican editor flees after gunmen abduct and beat him - Committee to Protect Journalists

Retweeted Alfredo Corchado (@ajcorchado):

Journalist threatened in #Matamoros #Mexico flees. #tamaulipas in crossfire, again. https://t.co/lAmcPwjlgz @AKochergaBorder @jagarzaramos

Mexico City, February 6, 2015--The editor of a Mexican daily in Matamoros has fled the city after gunmen abducted him from his office on Wednesday and beat him, prompting the paper to say it will stop covering violence. The abduction came after the newspaper published stories and photos on drug...

So very proud to have the support of the York Daily Record/York Newspaper Co.:
01/21/2015
A top York Daily Record/York Newspaper Co.’s goal in 2015: ‘Be a great workplace’

So very proud to have the support of the York Daily Record/York Newspaper Co.:

This photo, courtesy of photojournalist Sarah Cross and the Ochberg Society for Trauma Journalism, soon will hang in the York, Pa., Daily Record newsroom. The YDR’s Scott Blanchard has pointed to it as a reminder of the newsroom’s commitment to best practices in trauma journalism and peer-support in…

York Daily Record/York Newspaper Co.'s 2015 goal: 'Be a great workplace' http://t.co/Z6tT6A8Wvw @Scott_Blanchard @ydrcom
01/21/2015
A top York Daily Record/York Newspaper Co.’s goal in 2015: ‘Be a great workplace’

York Daily Record/York Newspaper Co.'s 2015 goal: 'Be a great workplace' http://t.co/Z6tT6A8Wvw @Scott_Blanchard @ydrcom

This photo, courtesy of photojournalist Sarah Cross and the Ochberg Society for Trauma Journalism, soon will hang in the York, Pa., Daily Record newsroom. The YDR’s Scott Blanchard has pointed to it as a reminder of the newsroom’s commitment to best practices in trauma journalism and peer-support in…

Loud Music in a Dead Country
01/09/2015
Loud Music in a Dead Country

Loud Music in a Dead Country

In Syrian Metal is War, I provide a portrait of musicians who play metal music during the Syrian war. While other people choose to fight and kill, they play music. Screened as a Partial Rough Cut on January 17, 2015, at 6th Norient Musikfilm Festival.

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Great podcast on journalists' mental health (though I may be biased as it does contain an interview with me at The Mind Field...)
How do you know if you're suffering from PTSD? My piece for The Mind Field.