In a world 24-hour news, the importance of eyewitness media and user-generated content cannot be understated.
While it can catch those crucial moments as breaking news unfolds, it can also be a source of traumatic images for journalists sifting through the content.
Journalist Alastair Reid at First Draft News provides ten ways newsrooms can limit the damage of these images to their reporters on the social media desk. One way is to rotate this duty around staff members.
"The point is in having managers or editors aware of what their staff may be putting themselves through to report the news, and limiting the possible negative affects as much as possible," he writes.