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When it comes to enterprise reporting, "community engagement" is the order of the day. But how do reporters find the time for such work in overstretched newsrooms? Three journalists known for their work in this arena recently shared what they've learned with other reporters.

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Reporters covering stories of people in stressful situations can find themselves struggling with "vicarious stress" and "compassion fatigue." Taking time to practice self-care and mindfulness can help reporters process their own emotions, even as they bear witness to others' difficulties.

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When reporters strive to foster community engagement, it not only stands to make for better journalism, but it can actually improve the well-being of the community.

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