Story and photo by Louise Dewast, 2017 JAWS Fellow
Trauma and resilience are two words that people forget are compatible. This wisdom is especially important for journalists to remember.
While everyone deals with negative emotions, as reporters in the field, many of us have experienced disturbing scenes or interviewed survivors of traumatic events. The after-effects of these encounters often leave us emotionally depleted. We find ourselves asking, “How do I cope and keep doing my job?”