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Aug 4 2015 10:44 AM

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Mexican Photojournalist Found Dead in Capital

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

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Dart Centre Europe Hosts Workshop on Interviewing Refugees

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

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Charleston Reporters Tell National Story Of Local Violence

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

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Swiss Research Foundation Announces New Science Writers Fellowship in Zurich

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 »

Jul 14 2015 1:24 PM

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IRE Audio: Dart Showcase Panel on Sexual Assault Investigations

At the 2015 Investigative Reporters & Editors Conference in Philadelphia, the Dart Center sponsored the showcase panel, "Sexual Assault Investigations: Empathy, Accuracy & Transparency," featuring Sheila Coronel, Steve Coll, Bruce Shapiro, Teresa Braeckel, Elana Newman and Nicole Noren. Full panel audio is now available. More »

Jun 15 2015 4:14 PM

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OSCE Kicks Off Conference on Journalist Safety, Press Freedom & Pluralism in Conflict Zones

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe kicked off its conference in Vienna today on journalist safety, media freedom and pluralism in times of conflict. Dunja Mijatović, the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, delivered opening remarks. More »

Jun 12 2015 1:02 PM

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Dart, Digital First Media’s Northeast Properties Kick Off Peer Support Program

Nine more journalists joined Digital First Media’s peer-support efforts at a seminar June 3 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, led by Dart’s Bruce Shapiro and Elana Newman. More »

Jun 9 2015 12:01 PM

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Dart Research Director Gives Ted Talk on Trauma-Aware Journalism

In a recent TedX talk at the University of Tulsa, Dart Research Director Elana Newman offers perspective on the important role journalists can play in saving lives during a tragedy, mitigating violence and helping to restore justice. More »

Jun 2 2015 7:16 AM

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UN Adopts Resolution on Protection of Journalists in Conflicts

The United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution on the protection of journalists in conflict zones. More »

Jun 1 2015 3:34 PM

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Must-see Multimedia Project Depicts Violence in Central African Republic

At the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, the Dart Center will co-sponsor the New York City premiere of the project, The Unravelling. Afterwards, Human Rights Watch Emergencies director Peter Bouckaert and photojournalist Marcus Bleasdale will lead a master class on human rights reporting and digital storytelling. 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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