As part of an ongoing study in association with CNN and the University of Toronto, Dr. Anthony Feinstein has established a web site for front-line journalists who may be dealing with stress problems resulting from the risks that they face. The web site provides a self-assessment tool that journalists can use to assess their psychological well-being using a unique password provided by their news organization. In addition to providing feedback on stress symptoms that they may be experiencing, journalists can also receive guidance on what treatment resources are available to them.
Dr. Feinstein, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Toronto, is the author of Dangerous Lives: War and the Men and Women Who Report It (Thomas Allen, Toronto 2003), His new book, titled , Journalists Under Fire: the Psychological Hazards of Covering War has just been released by John Hopkins University Press. The first chapter is available through the web site.