On January 25, the 2013-2014 Ochberg Fellows concluded a week of seminars and conversations on new developments in trauma science, and journalism craft and practice on issues of violence, conflict and trauma. More »
As Australian journalist Peter Greste appears in court for the first time since his Dec. 29 arrest, the Dart Centre Asia Pacific calls on the government of Egypt to release him and his 19 colleagues now. More »
Feb 18 2014 12:13 PM
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has published a full report on the number of journalists and media staff killed worlwide in 2013. More »
ProPublica's Lois Beckett writers about the high rates of PTSD experienced in America's most violent neighborhoods. In some areas, rates of PTSD surpass those of Iraq, Afghanistan, or Vietnam veterans. There are few options for the diagnosis and treatment of civilians and there are families and communities are facing debilitating consquences.
Feb 6 2014 10:38 AM
A new feature story in the American Psychological Association’s Monitor spotlights the interdisciplinary nature of the Dart Center’s work. More »
Following the landmark PTSD case in which a journalist referred to as "AZ" sought damages against Australia's The Age newspaper, Bree Knoester, one of the plaintiff's lawyers, reflects on the case, which was ultimately won by The Age. "Perhaps injuries are not preventable at all," Knoester writes. "What is clear, particularly through the work of Dart, is that there are systems that can be put in place by media organisations."
The Dart's Europe Director Gavin Rees contributed to the Verification Handbook, released last week by the European Journalism Centre. The new guide features tools and advice on verifying content in breaking news situations. It is currently accessible online, and will soon be available to download in full. More »
In 2013, Turkey and Syria defended their titles as worst jailer of journalists and most dangerous place for journalists, respectively. More »
Dec 23 2013 9:21 AM
Experts debate whether the mainstream media's use of the 911 phone calls from the Sandy Hook School shootings provide additional value to the public, or if they represent a grotesque exercise in shock-value.More »
Dec 19 2013 9:15 AM
Following the Utoya shooting in Norway, journalist and researcher Trond Idås found that journalists who felt that their reporting may have caused harm were at higher risk for PTSD. More »
Dart Center Executive Director
Bruce Shapiro is executive director of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, encouraging innovative reporting on violence, conflict and tragedy worldwide from the Center’s headquarters at Columbia University in New York City. An award-winning reporter on human rights, criminal justice and politics, Shapiro is a contributing editor at The Nation and U.S. correspondent for Late Night Live on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Radio National.
Gary Tippet is a senior writer for The Age in Melbourne, Australia. He was the first Australian to be awarded an Ochberg Fellowship, in the year 2004.
Julian Rubinstein is the web editor for the Dart Center. He is an award-winning journalist, producer, and author of Ballad of the Whiskey Robber (Little, Brown). His work has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, Travel + Leisure, and has been honored by Best American Essays, Best American Crime Writing, twice by Best American Sports Writing, and won a Lowell Thomas Award for Travel Feature Writing. For more details, see julianrubinstein.com.
Assistant Web Editor / Program Associate
Ariel Ritchin is the program associate & assistant web editor for the Dart Center. A graduate of Middlebury College, he has previously worked in the multimedia department at the ACLU and as a video editor for Lucky Tiger Productions. He is a Humanity in Action Senior Fellow and a Posse Foundation Scholar.
Zenobia Azeem is a Web Assistant at the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, and currently an MPA candidate at Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs. She previously worked in the field of international election observation in Lebanon, Sudan, South Sudan, and Egypt. Prior to starting at Columbia, she spent time freelancing in Egypt and studying Arabic.
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