The Rory Peck Trust honored the work of four freelance cameramen and camerawomen from northern Iraq, Pakistan and Syria at its 20th anniversary awards event Wednesday evening. More »
Nov 3 2015 10:43 AM
As part of events marking the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists, UNESCO and WAN-IFRA published an excerpt from their global study on the protection of journalism sources in the digital age. More »
Kala Lampard, Emma Williams and the Dart Center's Cait McMahon, who manages ABC's Trauma and Resilience program, reflect on dealing with trauma in the newsroom. More »
A group of Australian physicians have created national guidelines to better diagnose and treat post traumatic stress disorder in paramedics, police officers and firefighters. More »
The BBC is building a peer-support network to give advanced training to journalists who have suffered trauma. More »
Oct 23 2015 1:13 PM
The Jacobs Foundation has selected five outstanding science and health policy reporters to take part in a weeklong fellowship aimed at advancing public understanding of research in the fields of psychology and youth development. More »
Oct 19 2015 10:08 PM
Poet, essayist and critic Elizabeth Alexander joined the Dart Center to discuss writing about loss, love and upheavals both private and public. More »
Oct 9 2015 9:40 AM
YDR/Sunday News has been awarded the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association Foundation’s Public Service Award for its pioneering trauma journalism peer support program. More »
Oct 5 2015 1:18 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 12:11 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 »
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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