While scores o journalists were conronting traumaand danger to cover the Iraq War, a group o seasonedveterans o such assignments took a brie break togather at Bretton Woods, N.H., and talk about theemotional challenges raised by their duties in the eld.
For two days, they engaged one another in rank, reewheeling andoten personally cathartic discussions about human vulnerability as itrelates to the crat o combat journalism.In the end, these intense competitors agreed to share what they hadlearned with others who cover conict. They concurred that journalistswho are equipped to care or themselves emotionally can stay in theeld longer, deliver more compelling reports and return home withewer problems. Their recommendations in October 2005 launched a project whichculminated in publication o this handbook. The retreat and the hand-book are projects o the Dart Society, a group o journalists who supportsensitive coverage o trauma and care o those covering it.