Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

'Love and courage': Resilience strategies of journalists facing trauma in Northern Mexico
by Choice, Stephen, M.A., The University of Arizona, 2016, 39; 10251426
Abstract (Summary)

Mexico is widely known as one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists, according to advocacy groups and human rights organizations. The phenomenon is especially true in northern Mexico, where journalists have to cover violence committed by drug cartels that seek to hold on to turf in which to conduct operations to sell narcotics to the lucrative U.S. market. This study focuses on the types of trauma that journalists working in an environment marked by violence and threats experience, as well as the resilience they must employ to continue working as a professional there. Twenty-six print journalists in eight cities near the U.S. border have been interviewed to discover the types of trauma and the extent of resilience they have achieved, as well as the way they go about doing so. The study utilizes Shoemaker and Reeseā€™s Hierarchy of Influences model to examine trauma and resilience.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Gonzalez de Bustamante, Celeste
Commitee: Lumsden, Linda, Relly, Jeannine
School: The University of Arizona
Department: Journalism
School Location: United States -- Arizona
Source: MAI 56/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Journalism
Keywords: Hierarchy of influences, Journalists, Mexico, Narcotraffickers, Resilience, Trauma
Publication Number: 10251426
ISBN: 9781369477597
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