Dec 17 2014 6:52 AM
A hostage situation in Sydney ended early Tuesday morning with two hostages and the gunman dead. In the aftermath, we share resources for reporters on interviewing victims and survivors, self-care and working with reporters exposed to traumatic events.
Dec 12 2014 8:18 AM
Dr. Elana Newman and her staff have developed a confidential online survey designed to better understand the various forms of occupational risk and stress faced by working journalists. The survey is available in English and in Spanish. More »
In collaboration with Columbia Journalism School, the Dart Center hosted a 40-person roundtable discussion and the closing reception at the fourteenth annual News Xchange conference in Prague. More »
A feature story in The Citizen spotlights the increased risks for journalists in the Middle East, and the challenges faced by news organizations as they rethink measures for the physical and mental well-being of journalists. More »
Nov 7 2014 5:24 AM
Bruce Shapiro, executive director of the Dart Center, has been recognized with the 2014 Public Advocacy Award from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) for his “outstanding and fundamental contributions to the social understanding of trauma.” More »
Two people are dead and four critically wounded following a shooting earlier today at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Washington State. More »
AFP announced that it has ceased sending any of its staff into rebel-held parts of Syria, and will no longer accept any freelance work from the area. More »
Sep 28 2014 12:06 PM
Aluf Benn, editor-in-chief of Haaretz newspaper, joined the Dart Center’s Bruce Shapiro at Columbia Journalism School for a lunchtime conversation centering on his paper’s place within the Israeli journalistic landscape, and its efforts to cover this summer’s Gaza war. More »
Approximately one billion children worldwide are subjected to regular physical abuse, according to a staggering new study released by UNICEF last week.
In a new tip sheet, clinical psychologist Nancy Crown explains common misconceptions and offers tips for interviewing people with autism, a developmental disability. 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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