Dec 3 2013 9:08 AM
Almost two-thirds of women journalists have experienced intimidation, threats or abuse in relation to their work, according to findings from the first global survey of violence and threats against women in the news media. More »
In the last week, as many as 40 journalists have been injured by Kiev police or had their equipment destroyed while trying to cover the mass protest there. The Dart Center has resources for how journalists can safely and effectively deal with such situations. More »
Nov 26 2013 9:02 AM
WITNESS has released a 6-part video series to accompany their written guide "Conducting Interviews With Survivors of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence," created in consultation with Dart Center Research Director, Elana Newman. More »
Nov 18 2013 11:10 AM
Following Superstorm Sandy, a new AP-NORC Center fellowship will focus on community resilience in times of crisis. Applications are now open! More »
The local and international journalists descending on Tacloban and other devastated swaths of the Philippines can play a far more active role than waiting for official body counts. More »
Despite an Australian court ruling against the journalist known as AZ, media companies may face other claims by reporters who suffer psychological injuries on the job. More »
Oct 14 2013 10:39 AM
Ochberg Fellows Sally Sara and Mike Walter discuss their experiences covering and dealing with trauma. More »
The award is named for Providence Journal editor Mimi Burkhardt, a compassionate voice who understood the professional and interpersonal dynamics of reporting on traumatized people. More »
Oct 1 2013 10:27 AM
Veteran’s Affairs National Center for PTSD launches an online coach to help those with the condition manage their own symptoms. More »
Sep 24 2013 8:00 AM
Pakistan is consistently rated one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists. A 2011 Dart Centre Asia Pacific Fellow and the director of Pakistan's first media and development sector watchdog organization, Freedom Network, weighs in on the state of the Pakistani media and a new program to address the problems. 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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