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Former crime reporter calls for a reckoning in the business of bad news
There's been no shortage in alarming headlines recently on the prevalence of crime and violence. But should we also be thinking about how these news stories are being told and consumed? Former crime reporter Tamara Cherry says it's time to overhaul the way the media approaches crime coverage – by centering the needs of victims and their loved ones. She joins Piya Chattopadhyay to talk about her book The Trauma Beat; The Case for Re-Thinking the Business of Bad News, which explores how interactions with journalists can re-harm and traumatize survivors and victims, and how journalists themselves end up damaged by the toll of the daily news cycle.