Online Surveys Asks About Photojournalists' Traumatic Stress

SANTA BARBARA, CA - Photojournalist Eric Reed is conducting an online research survey on the effects of traumatic stress on photojournalists for his masters degree thesis project at Brooks Institute of Photography, and he's asking photojournalists to participate.

"I intend to use the information from this survey to evaluate the level of traumatic stress in the workplace at all levels of experience," Reed wrote. "Please take a few minutes to answer the 27 simple questions in the survey. The information you provide is important for the future health of the members of our photojournalism community. Please answer the questions that apply to you, leave the others blank. This research is completely confidential."

Reed says that for the purpose of his research, traumatic stress is defined as "personally witnessing emotionally disturbing situations on the job not limited to a conflict or war zone. You have witnessed intense emotional experiences during the course of your career. Incidents include, but are not limited to, any type of physical accident causing death or injury; covering victims of violence in any aspect; or following a tragic story about a subject you may identify with."

Participating in the survey will take less than 10 minutes, Reed says. The survey is online here.

For more information or to ask questions, contact Reed at [email protected].

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