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Friday, September 8 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
Mental Health and Wellbeing in Journalism

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Journalists often choose to run toward an emergency because we know we have a job to do—providing essential, trusted information to the communities we serve. It may come as no surprise then that according to the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, between 80 to 100% of journalists have been exposed to a traumatic event. At the same time, mental health continues to be a topic that can bring up feelings of shame and stigma. How can newsrooms better support journalists’ mental health? What tools can journalists use to navigate reporting on traumatic events, mental health issues, and more on the job? How can we more accurately and effectively report on mental health in a way that reflects and empowers our audience? Join us for a conversation with Spectrum News journalists to reflect on mental health and our profession.

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Ricky Cody

Chief Meteorologist, Spectrum News
RICKY CODY(he/him/his) is chief meteorologist at Spectrum News 1 in Austin, Texas Prior to Spectrum News 1, Ricky was the chief meteorologist for Fox West Texas in Abilene and San Angelo, Texas. While there, Cody redeveloped the station’s weather team and branding, making the station... Read More →
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John Handiboe

Managing Editor, Spectrum News 13
Emmy-award winning multimedia project manager with over 20 years of professional experience as a content strategist creating specialized programming for television, web publications, social media, radio and newspaper. Excellent managerial skills for an intense, fast-paced deadline-driven... Read More →
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Taylor Bruck

Anchor/Reporter, Spectrum News 1 Ohio
I am an anchor and reporter for Spectrum News 1 OH. I have a focus on covering the multi-national technology company Intel coming to the state as well as diversity and sustainability stories. I identify as a gay woman and part of why I wanted to become a journalist was to make sure... Read More →
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Dr. Nicole Cross

Anchor and National Mental Health Correspondent, Spectrum News
Dr. Nicole Cross is an Emmy award-winning anchor and reporter for Spectrum News in Texas. She feels honored to work for an organization that values credibility and is dedicated to creating diverse coverage and giving everyone a voice on the issues that matter most to them. Nicole... Read More →


Friday September 8, 2023 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
Congress A (4th Floor)