Managing Stress and Burnout in Journalism

Managing Stress and Burnout in Journalism

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A two-hour virtual event that provides a safe space for journalists to talk about the challenges they're facing and learn how to cope.

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Reporting during a global health crisis hasn't been easy. We're under constant pressure to always be tuned in to an endless news cycle. And many of us are working overtime to cover the pandemic in addition to our normal beats. We're often doing this with fewer resources and while juggling worries about job stability and pay cuts, leading to feelings of stress, anxiety and burnout.

This virtual event will be comprised of two parts:

  1. An informal discussion among attendees about the challenges they're facing and how they're coping.
  2. A Q&A with Ann Cain, a therapist based in Chicago, on how journalists can cope with anxiety, stress and burnout. Read more about her here.

The conversations during this event will be off the record, so the event will NOT be recorded. Please be mindful of the sensitive nature of the discussions that will take place. Attendees can share information from the event, but please do not reveal the identity of who said it.

We expect all participants to abide by AAJA's Code of Conduct:

  • Be considerate, respectful and collaborative.
  • Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior and speech.
  • Immediately inform AAJA’s executive director or the president in person, by phone or e-mail if you experience a distressful situation.
  • Many AAJA events are shared with members of the public; please be respectful to all patrons of these locations.

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