Oct 5 2015 2:18 PM
Award-winning journalists, disaster experts, mental health practitioners, and survivor advocates will gather on October 6 to discuss the ethics and craft of covering trauma news during a workshop for Cayman media professionals. More »
Oct 5 2015 1:11 PM
Thomson Reuters will cover the costs for up to fourteen freelance journalists to attend a five-day Hostile Environment Training course run in Belfast, Northern Ireland. More »
Oct 4 2015 10:08 AM
In response to the Umpqua Community College tragedy, Dave Cullen, author of Columbine, offers advice for journalists covering mass shootings. More »
Last week, a panel of experts explored some of the issues surrounding the spread of traumatic imagery in a social media age. More »
Oct 1 2015 2:47 PM
A gunman killed ten people and injured seven at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, law enforcement officials said today. More »
The United Nations, in collaboration with Samsung and Oculus, has launched a journalism project that uses virtual reality to cover the Syrian war. More »
Sep 29 2015 12:06 PM
Following the unveiling of a memorial for Australian war reporters, media commentators called into question guidelines set out in the Pentagon’s recently released “Law of War” manual. More »
On September 10, the Dart Center hosted a special half-day workshop on mindfulness practice, led by teachers from the monastic community founded by poet, author and activist Thich Nhat Hanh. More »
Amid ongoing political unrest, attacks against journalists are on the rise in Nepal. More »
Sep 16 2015 1:25 PM
The Carter Center Mental Health Program today launched a media guide aimed at improving reporting on behavioral health, and decreasing discrimination and stereotypes within news coverage. 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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