TITLE

Women War Correspondents: They Are Different in So Many Ways

AUTHOR(S)
FEINSTEIN, ANTHONY; SINYOR, MARK
PUB. DATE
December 2009
SOURCE
Nieman Reports;Winter2009, Vol. 63 Issue 4, p24
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article analyzes data collected from a group of 218 frontline journalists who worked in zones conflict for 15 years on average and compares the rate of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) between female and male reporters. Demographic comparisons show that there are more male war journalists than females, while majority of female were unmarried by the time they reach their 30s, and that female frontline journalists were better educated than their male colleagues. Findings also reveal that female war journalists not more likely to develop PTSD, depression or psychological distress in general than their male counterparts and that men are more likely to drink alcohol in excess.
ACCESSION #
47762132

 

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