AIR CHECK BY DIANA MARSZALEK

Covering Tragedy Taking A Toll On Journalists

The issues journalists confront in covering traumatic events — whether they are epic events like 9/11 and the recent rash of mass shootings, or the “slow drip” that crime reporters experience —are a growing problem. The increase is due to both changes in the news business and because there are simply so many more of them. In response, organizations like Columbia University’s Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma have programs to help.