Pete Williams and Bill Whitaker received some of the highest honors at the Excellence in Journalism Conference. Pete Williams, Justice Correspondent at NBC News since 1993, was honored with the John F. Hogan Distinguished Service Award. Bill Whitaker, currently a correspondent on 60 Minutes, has been a part of CBS News since 1984.
Journalists have been attacked, they have had to cover floods, young kids dying, and mass shootings including Columbine. Some of those stories can put an emotional toll on them not only during their coverage, but after their coverage. How are various newsrooms addressing mental health?
With all of the traumatic events going on in the world today, journalists are some of the first people to get to the scene and cover breaking news. Stress is a part of their job. Both journalists and media professionals encounter extremely emotional situations.