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Oct 24 2014 1:56 PM

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Mass Shooting at Washington State High School

Two people are dead and four critically wounded following a shooting earlier today at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Washington State. More »

Oct 1 2014 2:13 PM

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AFP Changes Policy in Wake of Foley Death

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 1:06 PM

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"Don't Hide Behind Political Correctness": Aluf Benn Visits Dart

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 »

Sep 26 2014 7:46 AM

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FBI Confirms Sharp Increase in Mass Shootings

A report released by the F.B.I. this week confirmed that mass shootings have increased dramatically in the past half-dozen years. More »

Sep 11 2014 4:09 PM

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Violence Against Children Reaches Alarming Rates

Approximately one billion children worldwide are subjected to regular physical abuse, according to a staggering new study released by UNICEF last week.

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Sep 9 2014 1:09 PM

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Nancy Crown on Interviewing People with Autism

In a new tip sheet, clinical psychologist Nancy Crown explains common misconceptions and offers tips for interviewing people with autism, a developmental disability. More »

Sep 4 2014 11:12 AM

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Breaking the Taboo: Marroushi on Conflict Zone Reporting & PTSD

Following the murders of Steven Sotloff and James Foley by Islamic State extremists, foreign correspondent Nadine Marroushi wrote in The Telegraph about the physical and mental health risks of reporting from conflict zones, and her own battle with PTSD. More »

Aug 18 2014 9:18 AM

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Jon Snow’s Gaza Appeal: Journalism or Propaganda?

In response to a passionate video from Channel 4 anchor Jon Snow urging viewers to act in response to the conflict in Gaza, BBC correspondent David Loyn contends that Snow's reporting walks the line of propaganda. More »

Aug 12 2014 7:26 PM

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Covering Sex Trafficking: The Irina Project

Two scholars at the UNC School of Journalism & Mass Communication's Irina Project monitor media representations of sex trafficking, and advocate for responsible and accurate reporting on what has become the world's most common form of slavery, and its fastest-growing criminal enterprise. More »

Aug 8 2014 4:26 PM

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Does UGC Lead to PTSD?

Journalists working with a steady stream of uncensored violent imagery generated by the public are at increased risk of adverse psychological consequences, according to research published yesterday in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine Open. More »

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  • Bruce Shapiro

    Dart Center Executive Director

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    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.

  • Julian Rubinstein

    Web Editor

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    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.

  • Ariel Ritchin

    Assistant Web Editor / Program Associate

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    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

    Web Assistant

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    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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