Preview: Uncovering the Story – PTSD Among Journalists

Chris Elley

As a Texas State Journalism & Mass Communication alum, Chris Elley has developed a career that is diverse and innovative. Throughout his career, he has worked in multiple industries, including television, entertainment, journalism and creative branding.

Some of Chris’ past work includes designing and executing branding efforts for clients such as Ironman and NBC, as well as partnering with large organizations such as NASA. Chris has also performed creative work for many Fortune 500 companies, played a key role in a $3B fundraising ask, won multiple Emmy Awards, and is a co-producer of Friday Night Tykes on Esquire Network. In addition, he has served as co-principal and executive producer of Electro-Fish Media Inc., a creative branding agency, and TV production company based in Austin, Texas for several years. Currently, Chris works as the Chief Innovation Officer at iCoreConnect.

In the Uncovering the Story: PTSD Among Journalists panel, Chris, along with other panelists, will discuss the implications of PTSD in journalism, provide insight on ways companies can prevent PTSD, and help to bring overall awareness and knowledge of this issue. Many times PTSD is linked to individuals who have served in the armed forces, however, it can also stem from many other fields. Since journalists are often exposed to graphic and heinous crime scenes/accidents on a daily basis, these repeated exposures to crime and tragedy can have a negative effect on their daily lives. Chris and his fellow panelist hope to shed light on this during their SXSW panel.

To learn more about Chris and this upcoming panel, check the video below. Other panelists include Elana Newman, Cile Spelce, and Maxine Trent.


Wednesday, March 14

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

JW Marriott – Salon H

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