Kate Black is associate 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. She oversees all of the Dart Center’s programs and activities in North America, including the Dart Awards for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma, the Ochberg Fellowships, the Dart Academic Fellowships, as well as national and regional specialized reporting workshops, public events and partnerships. For seven years prior to joining the Dart Center, Kate was a program officer at the Open Society Foundations where she directed the Soros Justice Fellowships and founded and directed the Katrina Media Fellowships, each $1 million grantmaking programs.
She was a Coro Fellow in Public Affairs in New York for 1999-2000 and a Princeton Project '55 Fellow in Washington D.C for 1998-1999. Kate has served on the selection committees of several social documentary, media and advocacy awards programs, and as a consultant to several non-profit journalism and social justice organizations.
Recent Posts by Kate Black
- August 22, 2010 by Kate Black
The Thomas Scattergood Foundation for Behavioral Health awarded the Dart Center with a grant to conduct workshops in the Philadelphia area to improve coverage of mental health issues.
- January 26, 2010 by Kate Black
An important reminder for journalists: The deadline for entries to the 2010 Dart Awards for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma — open to all North American news media — is this Friday, January 29, 2010. That means there's limited time to submit your exemplary journalism on the impact of violence, crime, disaster and other traumatic events.
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