Trauma-Informed Journalism in a Time of Chaos: Photo Gallery Opening

Thursday September 14th, 2023

Newhouse 3, Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium, NH3

In collaboration with VII Foundation, Oculi, The Alexia Foundation and Light Work, join event panelists and Newhouse faculty to view and discuss a selection of images from international, award-winning photographers that have come to represent the tumultuous world we live in.

Featured Photographers


Visit the Trauma-Informed Journalism in a Time of Chaos photo gallery throughout the semester.

This is one in a series of discussions and workshops, in partnership with the Trust for Trauma Journalism and the  Stephen Jacoby Fund for Ethics in Journalism, to empower you to ethically and professionally navigate traumatic events.

Photo: Jenga Mwendo walks with her daughter Azana Olusola, 3, up to the levee wall at the industrial canal where it meets the river in the Lower 9th Ward in New Orleans on Aug. 7, 2007. The two had attended several night out on crime events, one of which was next to the levee and is where Azana received her balloons. Jenga, 28, moved away from New Orleans after graduating from high school to attend NYU and worked in New York since then.  Just before Katrina she bought a house in the Lower 9th Ward but had thought she would rent it out and maybe down the road possibly move down.  After the storm she decided to quit her job and dedicate herself to living in New Orleans. She said she wants Azana to experience the music and culture of the place she grew up. Photo by KATHLEEN FLYNN


Other Events

Thursday, Sept. 14, 6:40–9 p.m.

Interactive Panel Discussion
Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium, NH3

Join the pioneering journalist and broadcast executive Mary Alice Williams and award-winning journalists from The New York Times, ABC News, CNN and ProPublica for “Trauma-Informed Journalism in a Time of Chaos.”


Friday, Sept. 15, 9:30 a.m.–12 p.m.

Trauma-informed Reporting Student Workshops
Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium, NH3

Work directly with Thursday night’s panelists and other experts to learn trauma-informed interviewing and self-care skills. Learn more.


Optional Working lunch
Miron 12:30–2 p.m., NH1, Room 303

For more info contact Anthony Ho at aho112@syr.edu or (315) 443-1944.

The Newhouse Center for Global Engagement, in collaboration with the Trust for Trauma Journalism and the Stephen Jacoby Fund for Ethics in Journalism, presents a series of discussions and workshops. These sessions aim to equip you with the necessary skills to ethically and professionally handle traumatic events, while also fostering self-care and peer support.

Event Details


Anthony Ho
aho112@syr.edu (315) 443-1944