Aug 26 2015 1:34 PM
A reporter and cameraman with WDBJ7 in Roanoke, Virginia were shot and killed during a live interview Wednesday. For guidance on handling newsroom tragedies, working with traumatic imagery and emotional self care, consult the Dart Center's resources. More »
The International Journalists' Network has released a new journalism safety toolkit featuring tips and resources from the Dart Center and our colleagues at the Committee to Protect Journalists, the Rory Peck Trust and the International Center for Journalists. More »
Aug 21 2015 9:14 AM
In the year since the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, NPR's Gene Demby, like many of his black colleagues, has reported tirelessly on race and policing. In a 4,000 word piece for NPR's Code Switch, he reflected on the tremendous toll this work has had on him and on fellow black reporters, and explained why he came close to resigning. More »
Aug 18 2015 12:24 PM
Former Middle East correspondent Steve Hindy will be joined by neuropsychiatrist Anthony Feinstein, author of "Journalists Under Fire," and Ochberg Fellow Phil Zabriskie, author of "The Kill Switch," for a conversation on the psychological and emotional impact of war on soldiers and journalists. More »
Aug 7 2015 9:21 AM
More than 20 journalists gathered July 30 in Harrisburg, Pa. for a trauma journalism seminar put on by the Pennsylvania Newsmedia Association. More »
Aug 5 2015 10:00 AM
Today the Rory Peck Trust and the Committee to Protect Journalists released a new Arabic-language safety resource for Syrian journalists working in the country or on its borders. More »
Rubén Espinosa, who worked for the investigative magazine Proceso, was found dead after fleeing his home state of Veracruz. Espinosa was the seventh journalist killed in Mexico this year. More »
Jul 21 2015 4:50 PM
At the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum last month, Dart Centre Europe led a workshop on covering refugees, featuring journalists Mani Benchelah and Alex Hannaford, psychiatrist Dr. Iris Graf-Calliess and Save the Children’s Misty Buswell. More »
Jul 16 2015 10:03 AM
In a recent story on NPR's All Things Considered, Dart's Executive Director Bruce Shapiro was featured alongside reporters from The Post & Courier on how to cover high-profile, violent events for a national audience, and grapple with their impact on a local community. More »
Jul 15 2015 11:25 AM
The Jacobs Foundation has announced a new five-day journalism fellowship aimed at advancing public understanding of research in the fields of psychology and youth development. Five science and/or health policy reporters from North America and the United Kingdom will be given the opportunity to collaborate with leading Swiss researchers, institutions and writers' associations. 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.
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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