Contribute to the State of the Newsroom’s Survey on the Health and Safety Risks of Journalists
06 Nov 2018
Do you suffer secondary trauma from the work you do? Do you feel protected by your employers when you go on assignment? Are you the victim of online harassment?
Please help researchers understand the health and safety risks journalists face in South Africa by taking 5-10 minutes to complete this online survey. We would like to get a sense of the kinds of physical and psychological stresses journalists face in the field and in the newsroom in South Africa. As one will see from the survey, no information is provided that can identify you, or the newsroom that you work in.
Journalists in South Africa face all sorts of stresses, dangers and risks in performing their everyday duties. Those working in newsrooms are also subject to stresses and secondary traumas – even if they are not out in the field covering violent or unsettling stories first-hand.
At the same time, constant pressure and stress in the workplace can mean that everyday workplace challenges such as sexual harassment or bullying can be magnified.
The results will be published in State of the Newsroom, an annual publication by the Wits Journalism Programme.
For more information, please contact Alan Finlay, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Image by Kim Nowacki, taken at Rhodes University School of Journalism and Media Studies)