Nieman Reports

Winter 2009

Trauma in the Aftermath

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Reporting in the aftermath of tragedy and violence, journalists discover what happens when people survive crippling moments of horror. Pushing past what is formulaic and numbing, they find ways to craft stories where the touch is raw and real. In this issue of Nieman Reports, journalists are joined by trauma researchers and survivors themselves in telling their stories in their own voices. We invite you to listen in.

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Aftermath | Journalists’ Stories

Winter 2009: Introduction

By Aftermath | Journalists’ Stories December 15, 2009

Reporting in the aftermath of tragedy and violence, journalists discover what happens when people survive crippling moments of horror. Pushing past what is formulaic and numbing, they find ways to craft stories where the touch is raw and real. In this issue of Nieman Reports, journalists are joined by trauma researchers and survivors themselves in telling their stories in their own voices. We invite you to listen in. – Melissa Ludtke, Editor Read more

Aftermath | Conveying Complexity

Aftermath | Voice and Language

Aftermath | Purposeful Storytelling

Aftermath | Digging for Meaning

Aftermath | Art and Trauma

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