No matter what their beat, journalists who are reporting day in and day out for newspapers, online, radio and TV are regularly working closely with people who are emotionally fragile. Our current culture is to practise on the grieving public until we reckon we get it about right. We rarely share with each other the skills we acquire and we rarely talk about our experiences.

This practical panel aims to do that, bringing together the authors of three ground-breaking books - Sallyanne Duncan author of Reporting Bad News, Jo Healey author of Trauma Reporting, and Ann Luce author of Ethical Reporting of Sensitive Topics - and offering a discussion of what our responsibilities are to our audience and ourselves.