Journalists Break News: Don't Let it Break You. Normalizing Mental Wellness in News

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Copyright: 2023

Pages: 134

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Journalists have been taught to never show emotion or weakness, pay your dues and never take a day off. These teachings led Emmy nominated journalists, Dr. Kate West and Leslie Rangel, to highly successful journalism careers. But when the TV cameras turned off, they both suffered in silence with the emotional toll the career had taken on them. Like many journalists, it didn't feel safe to speak up.

This book aims to change that by normalizing the conversation about mental wellness for those working in the journalism field. 

Using their combined 30 years of journalism experience, Dr. West, a professor of broadcast journalism at the University of Texas and Rangel, a journalist mental wellness coach, lead the conversation to help journalists become better equipped to handle the mental toll. This book will teach you:

  • How to recognize stress, trauma, burnout and moral injury.
  • Expert coping skills to manage stress in news.
  • Tools to address the impact of mental wellness on all journalists including those from marginalized communities.
  • Call to action for journalists and news organizations to improve mental wellness in the workplace.

This book is the first of its kind to give step-by-step tools to ensure journalists break news, without letting it break them. It's a book every journalist should have as a reminder that you are not alone in how you feel and deserve to feel like a human first.

Foreword 

CHAPTER 1 What is Mental Wellness? 
CHAPTER 2 Stress, Burnout, or Moral Injury? 
CHAPTER 3 Trauma 
CHAPTER 4 Mental Wellness and its Impact on Journalists in Marginalized Communities 
CHAPTER 5 Coping Skills 
CHAPTER 6 A Call to Action for Newsrooms 

Resources 
Acknowledgements

Kate West
Leslie Rangel

Journalists have been taught to never show emotion or weakness, pay your dues and never take a day off. These teachings led Emmy nominated journalists, Dr. Kate West and Leslie Rangel, to highly successful journalism careers. But when the TV cameras turned off, they both suffered in silence with the emotional toll the career had taken on them. Like many journalists, it didn't feel safe to speak up.

This book aims to change that by normalizing the conversation about mental wellness for those working in the journalism field. 

Using their combined 30 years of journalism experience, Dr. West, a professor of broadcast journalism at the University of Texas and Rangel, a journalist mental wellness coach, lead the conversation to help journalists become better equipped to handle the mental toll. This book will teach you:

  • How to recognize stress, trauma, burnout and moral injury.
  • Expert coping skills to manage stress in news.
  • Tools to address the impact of mental wellness on all journalists including those from marginalized communities.
  • Call to action for journalists and news organizations to improve mental wellness in the workplace.

This book is the first of its kind to give step-by-step tools to ensure journalists break news, without letting it break them. It's a book every journalist should have as a reminder that you are not alone in how you feel and deserve to feel like a human first.

Foreword 

CHAPTER 1 What is Mental Wellness? 
CHAPTER 2 Stress, Burnout, or Moral Injury? 
CHAPTER 3 Trauma 
CHAPTER 4 Mental Wellness and its Impact on Journalists in Marginalized Communities 
CHAPTER 5 Coping Skills 
CHAPTER 6 A Call to Action for Newsrooms 

Resources 
Acknowledgements

Kate West
Leslie Rangel