Organizational trauma takes many forms. It can be “collective trauma” like what we’ve all struggled with over the past year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It can be a “shock and awe” event like an act of violence or a suicide. It can be ongoing and cumulative, like systemic sexual harassment or racism. Or it could be a less dramatic, but still disruptive event like a round of layoffs (or the ongoing threat of them), a contentious merger or restructuring, or a cyber hack. Regardless of the specifics, says Diana Hendel, PharmD, trauma affects organizations in predictable (and deeply destructive) ways.
Excited to share a link here to a lovely conversation with Lexie Smith, Owner of ThePRBar on her podcast Pitchin' and Sippin'. We covered everything from ghost writing and advertorials to pitching and editing. A lot of what I work on as a journalist, editor and writer was explored as well as some industry standards such as AP Style and even delved into the ethics of certain types of written work. Give it a hear right here!
Honorable Mention: 29th Annual North American Travel Journalists Association Awards
Dear Ruksana, Congratulations for receiving an Honorable Mention in the 29th Annual North American Travel Journalists Association Awards Competition.
Imagine my surprise when I saw that in the mail this morning! It's always a bit of a personal and professional celebration when the work you do for a living is recognized.