self care advice for journalists

These are challenging, uncertain times. It can be hard for journalists to make sense of how the coronavirus outbreak is affecting their own day-to-day lives, let alone the lives of community members they need to cover. 

But it’s important to remember that this is a marathon, not a sprint, and if newsrooms want to be able to continue to serve their neighbors, they need to take care of themselves as well.

Here are some self-care resources and tips we’ve found over the past couple of weeks. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to [email protected] with any other suggestions.

  • The International Journalists’ Network is hosting a worldwide webinar on Journalists’ mental health from 1pm to 2pm EDT on April 2. It features a panel including executive director of Columbia University’s Dart Center, Bruce Shapiro, and Sherri Ricchiardi, co-author of ICFJ’s Disaster and Crisis Coverage Guide
  • The Carter Center’s Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism. collected resources on mental health management and self-care for both journalists and the general public

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by Maeve Hennessey, The Lenfest Institute

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