Trauma Literacy for News Leaders

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Trauma Literacy for News Leaders

10 Mar 2021
South Asia & Asia Pacific

An exclusive leadership training program for newsroom editors and chiefs of staff


WAN-IFRA is pleased to be working with Dart Centre APAC in Australia to offer this special training series on how to protect against and prevent trauma and help newsrooms build resiliency. This comprises an introductory webinar followed by a set of three in-depth sessions for a smaller select group of applicants to equip them with the skills to support colleagues exposed to trauma, educate staff on self-care and basic trauma literacy, and put in place workplace processes which safeguard employees’ mental health and well-being.

Applications for the March intensive training programme for news managers below closed on Monday 15 February. Thank you for your interest!

10 March 10am IST | 12:30pm SIN/HK | 3pm AEDT       Manager Training Session 1: Support 

17 March 10am IST | 12:30pm SIN/HK | 3pm AEDT           Manager Training Session 2: Educate

24 March 10am IST | 12:30pm SIN/HK | 3pm AEDT           Manager Training  Session 3: Process 

Bonus Opportunity!

Following the manager training, organisations who have participated will be invited to apply for a special bonus consulting program. Up to two organisations will be selected to work closely with Dart Centre consultants to develop policies and protocols to build a trauma-resilient newsroom. This is an extraordinary opportunity that will only be open to participants in the leaders’ program.





  • 1

    What is Trauma?

  • 2

    Harassment, Trolling and Psychological Impact

  • 3

    Trauma in the context of online journalism

  • 4

    Managers' Duty of Care

  • 5

    Practical tips for newsroom leaders to help trauma-impacted staff


Who should attend?

Newsroom editors and chiefs of staff who want to know about trauma and its causes can attend this programme. 

Newsroom management who wish to learn how to improve their skills in supporting and educating staff and build processes and policies about the trauma can nominate their staff.

You are invited to nominate candidates in your newsrooms who could benefit from these new skills and knowledge.

Up to two participants per organisation may be accepted for this intensive training.


Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes for these three 90-minute webinars

  1. Understand best practice procedure to identify and supposed staff exposed to trauma.
  2. Learn how to promote trauma literacy in the newsroom
  3. Building a trauma resilient newsroom
  4. Understanding and know the duty cares of the manager

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