The mental health of journalists has been steadily deteriorating since the pandemic. People often feel overwhelmed due to a broken business model and rapid digitalization, which adds to the emotional difficulty of the content we cover. Many newsrooms have become unhealthy places to work, with record levels of burnout, anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. However, a few organizations are leading the way in creating cultures of care that prioritize the mental health and well-being of employees. In this panel, we discuss challenges and best practices with them.

(M) Mar Cabra
Co-founder, The Self-Investigation, Spain

Beata Balogová
Editor-in-chief, SME, Slovakia

Jean-Marc Mojon
Global news safety manager, AFP, France

Lynn Paulo
Head of Learning & Development, Volant Media, UK

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