Watch archive of livestream with ASL, above, from recording on Thursday, May 26, 6:00-7:30 p.m. EDT. Click through the YouTube for timestamps of topics in the discussion.
How are journalists responding to such issues as attacks on reporters, violence and injustice against one’s own community, online threats, newsroom racism, and the economics of news coverage? How is mental health within the field? What can the views and experiences of journalists teach us about strengthening mental wellbeing in our communities?
Join us online for BREAK THE NEWS: A Conversation with Journalists About Mental Health. With Rowaida Abdelaziz, Suzette Brewer, Jack Herrera, Sarah Belle Lin, and Dorothy Tucker. Moderated by Patrice Peck. Opening performance by Rez Abbasi.
ABOUT THE PANELISTS
Patrice Peck, Black woman journalist, and storyteller; Senior Opinion Editor, Cosmopolitan Magazine
Rowaida Abdelaziz, National Reporter, HuffPost
Suzette Brewer (Cherokee), journalist
Jack Herrera, Senior Editor, Texas Monthly
Sarah Belle Lin, journalist
Dorothy Tucker, President, National Association of Black Journalists; investigative reporter
Rez Abbasi, guitarist, composer, and music producer
Panelist Full Bios
Read the full bios of panelists, performer and moderator.
PANELISTS IN THE NEWS
Patrice Peck: Black Journalists Are Exhausted – The New York Times
Rowaida Abdelaziz: 20 years on, Muslim journalists reflect on reporting in a post-9/11 world – PBS
Suzette Brewer (Cherokee): Honoring a sacred trust for those who came before us – Focus magazine
Jack Herrera: How journalists of color are coping after a traumatic year of reporting – NBCU Academy
Sarah Belle Lin: Asian American journalists on what it’s like reporting on the pain in their community – CBS News
Dorothy Tucker: 9 Black Journalists on What It’s Been Like to Cover – and Cope With – the News – SELF
Rez Abbasi: A Guitarist’s Cultural Fusion, With a Touch of Play – The New York Times
ABOUT THE SERIES
GRACE UNDER PRESSURE: Town Halls on Mental Health (April 28-May 26) is a five-week examination of mental health from the perspectives of frontline thinkers and doers who help define American society: healthcare workers, K-12 teachers, mental health providers, activists, and journalists. The series will present frank talk about issues and solutions, with an understanding of history and eyes toward the future.
Streaming on Thursdays, 6:00-7:30 p.m. EST, from April 28-May 26.
Presented by The WNET Group, America’s flagship PBS station.
Curated by Brian Tate, Director of Community Partnerships, The WNET Group.