“As journalism professors, there’s a need and a desire to stay on top of things — so much so that it becomes somewhat addictive for some of us. It’s hard to step away, even for a few hours, but yet the constant wash of uncertainties is emotionally draining and physically harmful — teeth damaged from being clenched in anger or frustration, skyrocketing blood pressure, heart palpitations.
“I joke that we need trauma care, but I’m not really joking at all.”
—Leslie-Jean Thornton, journalism professor, Arizona State, in Christopher Mele’s “Fatigued by the News? Experts Suggest How to Adjust Your Media Diet,” The New York Times, Feb. 1, 2017
• Editorial Comment: Good thing we have ObamaCare.
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