Professor of Psychology, University of Tulsa
Newman was on the panel “Mental health and the wellbeing of journalists in an era of online harassment, extreme polarization, denialism and pandemic” at ISOJ 2022. Watch her presentation here.
Elana Newman, Ph.D. is McFarlin Professor of Psychology at The University of Tulsa, Research Director of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, and Co-Director of The University of Tulsa Institute of Trauma, Adversity, and Injustice. She is a journalist ally & PTSD expert. Her current research examines the occupational health of journalists who cover trauma, and the effects of journalistic practices upon consumers and sources. She provides training and consultations to journalists about trauma science, interviewing survivors, source development, self-care, resilience, and trauma-related newsroom practices. In addition to her work in journalism and trauma, she has conducted research on a variety of topics regarding the psychological and physical response to traumatic life events, assessment of PTSD in children and adults, journalism, trauma research and ethics, disaster mental health, trauma-informed training, substance abuse, and interpersonal violence. She is a Past President of the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies.