Sat, September 10, 2022 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM PDT

On September 10th, Spheres Of Influence is hosting an online workshop on mental health in journalism, another widely overlooked and underreported issue in the field. The workshop will feature Dr. Saranaz Barforoush, a journalist and an assistant professor of teaching at UBC School of Journalism, and will discuss the effect of journalism on the mental health of reporters and the important strategies journalists should use in order to stay mindful of their mental health and the people they report. Journalists are often exposed to major crises, disasters, human rights abuses, and are often put in high-stress environments. This event highlights an important aspect of journalism that should be amplified. Journalists that are equipped with the right tools and skills to cope in highly stressful environments can have a far reaching impact on the communities they report on and relay powerful stories that have the potential to change the world. 

The workshop will be hosted on Zoom and is free for all SOI members and volunteers, and accessible for others through donations