Resources for Journalists and Other Media Professionals
Best Practice Guides & Resources for Journalists Covering Sensitive Topics, such as Injuries, Violence & Trauma
Accidental injuries, violence and trauma are often highly newsworthy, and stories about these issues are important. Media coverage has a profound effect on how communities understand and address problems, especially social, environmental and public health issues. Journalists, editors, bloggers, public relations professionals, and other content creators have a unique opportunity to illuminate the driving forces behind injury and violence in their communities, highlight prevention strategies, and encourage productive public discourse and accountability.
The resources listed below are designed to help media professionals reframe their coverage of various sensitive issues in a way that avoids unintentional harms, focuses on solutions, and drives action.