Mindful MOJO: Mental Health for Journalists

25 June 2020
18:15 SGT

Some professions are more vulnerable to stress related illnesses than others. Journalists are in the danger zone because typically they are a group of people who deeply care about their work. The profession will attract a certain type of journalist in the future: the extravert, the ones that can sell themselves and don’t have financial concerns. Until then, the need to look out for oneself is real. Furthermore, mobile journalists in particular, do not work in teams and do almost everything on their smartphones, which changes the work dynamic substantially. It makes one more vulnerable to burnout. Unlike the great big TV camera, the only time we lay our mobiles to rest is when we go to sleep. Always online, the smartphone raises the accompanied pressures of the job. In this chapter of our Crisis Reporting Masterclass, industry experts share their journey to a better understanding of self care in this competitive work environment and how you can start making incremental changes for yourself, today.

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Sanne Breimer

Sanne Breimer