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In this episode of Behind the Headlines, Hannah Storm and John Crowley speak with Gina Chua, the newly-appointed executive editor of Semafor, and former executive editor at Reuters. As one of the most high-profile openly trans women in media, Gina explains how she was able to - in her words -  'ease into a new skin' during the pandemic, and how doing so helped her be better at her job. Gina also offers her insights, after years overseeing safety and operations at Reuters, into some of our industry's most pressing mental health and safety issues, including vicarious trauma. She issues a plea to news organisations to adequately resource stories in order to better support journalists and journalism, and explains why she believes journalism should go back to its roots of serving communities.