Journalists under pressure - the emotional toll of covering crises

Meera Selva, Director of our Journalist Fellowship Programme in conversation with Anthony Feinstein, Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto
27th May 2020
14:00 - 15:30

Meera Selva is the Director of the Journalist Fellowship Programme at the Reuters Institute. Meera is an accomplished senior journalist with experience in Europe, Asia and Africa. She joined the Reuters Institute from Handelsblatt Global where she had been working out of Singapore, having helped launch the digital daily business paper in Berlin in 2014. Her previous experience includes several years as a London based correspondent for the Associated Press, and three years as Africa correspondent for the Independent based in Nairobi, along with stints in business journalism at a range of publications including the Daily Telegraph. She has spoken and written extensively on the pressures that journalists and journalism face.

Meera will be joined by Professor Anthony Feinstein, Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto and Director of the Neuropsychiatry Programme at Sunnybrook Health Science Centre. He has undertaken numerous studies looking at how journalists are affected psychologically by their work in zones of war, conflict, and disaster. He is the author of Journalists Under Fire: The Psychological Hazards of Covering War (Johns Hopkins University Press) and Shooting War ( ShootingWar).

Read the transcript of Professor Feinstein's talk.

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