Posted 1 April 2006 in StressPoints by Sara B. Tiegr University of Tulsa / Tulsa, Okla.
The growing interdisciplinary field of journalism and trauma presents both challenges and opportunities to researchers. How do we combine tools from psychology, communication, and other social and health sciences to gather better, more in-depth information about the nature and effects of media portrayals of tragedy? What shared information do clinicians, survivor advocates, and media workers need to better work together and serve public interests? How do we investigate complex relationships between media content and public perceptions of trauma?