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Connecticut Native Lynsey Addario On Photojournalism, 'Of Love & War'

This hour, we sit down with Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Lynsey Addario. We talk about her career and her new book, Of Love & War, and learn about her upbringing in Westport, Connecticut.

Later, we discuss the effects of trauma on journalists and other members of the media. Bruce Shapiro of the Dart Center at Columbia University joins us, and we also hear from you. 

A video on Addario talking about the dangers of photojournalism. 

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  • Lynsey Addario - Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist, Connecticut native, and author of the new book Of Love & War (@lynseyaddario)
  • Bruce Shapiro - Executive Director of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, a project of the Columbia Journalism School (@DartCenter)


Vanity Fair: Lynsey Addario Is More Than A War Photographer - "Born in Connecticut, she has been living mainly outside of the United States since she was in her 20s. In an interview with Vanity Fair, she shared some of her stories about working in some of the most challenging places in the world."

Columbia Journalism Review: Anticipating the daily traumas of local reporting - "Reporters who have been traumatized may experience depression, anxiety or even post traumatic stress disorder as a result of their jobs, or might be at heightened risk of substance abuse. Even journalists who don’t experience secondary trauma may lose enthusiasm for their profession or undergo burnout, leading to less productivity and a decreased sense of wellbeing at work."

Carmen Baskauf and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.

Lucy is the Executive Producer and Host of Connecticut Public's morning talk show, 'Where We Live.' She’s a longtime public radio reporter covering several beats including immigration, juvenile justice and child welfare issues, education, veterans affairs and the military.
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