Epiosde 11: Dr. Elana Newman

Aug 28, 2019

On this edition of Found@TU, which is our monthly interview podcast series in which University of Tulsa faculty discuss their research and why it matters, our guest is Dr. Elana Newman. She is the McFarlin Professor of Psychology and Research Director of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, and she joins us to discuss her in-depth research on journalism and trauma. Dr. Newman, who also directs TU's Treatment and Assessment Center for Traumatic Stress, uses her background as a clinical psychologist to explore how covering stories of war, tragedy, and disaster -- as well as becoming targets of violence themselves -- affects the occupational health of journalists. We talk about a variety of Dr. Newman's scholarly projects, and explore how her research can help protect journalists from the effects of PTSD while also leading to beneficial changes in journalistic practices.