Journalists covering crises are at high risk of experiencingpotentially traumatic events. Thischapter presents a study with 375 journalists who covered the 2011 terrorattack in Norway. The purpose was to investigate whether social support(SS) was related to psychological distress (posttraumatic stress symptoms,PTSS) or to personal posttraumatic growth (PTG). Results showed that 9 per cent(n = 33) were at risk for a posttraumatic stress disorder diagnosis.Journalists who perceived organized SS to be beneficial reported fewersymptoms. Receiving recognition from colleagues and managers promoted PTG. Thestudy shows that newsrooms that implement openness to stress as a naturalpost-trauma reaction support resilience among their journalists.
|Title of host publication||The Assault on Journalism. Building Knowledge to Protect Freedom of Expression|
|Editors||Ulla Carlsson, Reeta Pöyhtäri|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
|MoE publication type||A3 Part of a book or another research book|