News Journalists’ Psychological Wellbeing after Work-related Exposure to Potentially Traumatic Events.

  • Backholm, Klas (Project manager)

Project Details

Description

In the project, we investigate risk factors for psychological impairment in journalists who worked the terror attack in Norway in 2011, and in journalists who have received threats of violence or hate speech due to their occupational role.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date01/01/201331/12/2019

Fields of Science

  • 515 Psychology
  • ethical dilemmas
  • journalism ethics
  • occupational health
  • posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • work-related guilt
  • 518 Media and communications
  • ethical dilemmas
  • journalism ethics
  • occupational health
  • posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • work-related guilt

Research Output

Risk and resilience among journalists covering potentially traumatic events

Idås, T. & Backholm, K. H., 2017, The Assault on Journalism: Building Knowledge to Protect Freedom of Expression. Carlsson, U. & Pöyhtäri, R. (eds.). Gothenburg: NORDICOM, p. 235-237 3 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Distress among journalists working the incidents

Backholm, K. H., Nov 2016, The Wiley Handbook of the Psychology of Mass Shootings. Wilson, L. C. (ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Blackwell, p. 247-265 18 p. (Wiley clinical psychology handbooks).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Ethical dilemmas, guilt and posttraumatic stress in news journalists.

Backholm, K. H. & Idås, T., 2016, Freedom of Expression and Media in Transition. Studies and Reflections in the Digital Age.. Carlsson, U. (ed.). 1 ed. Gothenburg: NORDICOM, p. 191-197 7 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Activities

  • 3 Peer review of manuscripts
  • 1 Member of doctoral thesis committee / follow-up group
  • 1 Supervisor or co-supervisor of doctoral thesis
  • 1 Membership or other role in research network

Ethical dilemmas, social support, and posttraumatic growth in news journalists working with large-scale violence.

Klas Backholm (Speaker), , Trond Idas (Speaker), & Johan Korhonen (Speaker)

1 Jun 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

International Journal of Communication (Journal)

Klas Backholm (Reviewer)

2016

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

Journalism (Journal)

Klas Backholm (Reviewer)

2015 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

Prizes

The Frank Ochberg Award for Media and Trauma Study

Klas Backholm (Recipient), 12 Nov 2016

Prize: Prizes and awards

Press / Media

Interview in Efter Nio/YLE Fem

Klas Backholm

28/11/2016

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Interview in Radio Vega

Klas Backholm

15/11/2016

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Interview in Vasabladet newspaper

Klas Backholm

14/11/2016

1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media