Roger Simpson, Ph.D., is a professor of communication at the University of Washington, where he holds the Dart Professorship for Journalism and Trauma, and was the founding director of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma. He is co-author, with William Coté, of Covering Violence: A Guide to Ethical Reporting about Victims and Trauma (Columbia University Press, 2nd ed., 2006), from which some of the details in this essay are drawn.