Feb 26 2015 8:25 AM
Al-Jazeera correspondent Peter Greste spent 400 days in an Egyptian prison, after being tried on charges that included spreading false news and aiding the Muslim Brotherhood. He spoke with Ochberg FellowStuart Hughes about finding the strength to cope with the ordeal. More »
Feb 25 2015 9:29 AM
Las consecuencias del cubrimiento de tragedias, las precarias condiciones laborales y hasta el acoso sexual en el gremio periodístico están siendo tema de estudio por parte de investigadores del Centro Dart Para Periodismo y Trauma. More »
Feb 24 2015 5:11 PM
The Solutions Journalism Network has released a 48-page guide to encourage rigorous reporting about responses to social problems. More »
Feb 19 2015 9:58 AM
In an article for Poynter this week, Katie Hawkins-Gaar considers the mental health challenges faced by journalists tasked with watching and vetting graphic user-generated content, and the responsiblities of the news organizations for whom they do it. More »
Feb 17 2015 11:18 AM
In a recent interview with ABC Back Story, Peter Drought discussed the emotional impact of covering the 2009 Black Saturday Bushfires, and shared advice on working safely and coping with trauma. More »
Behind the News, a weekly ABC News broadcast, has launched a new web page designed to support students who are exposed to distressing news. More »
On January 22, the 2015 Ochberg Fellows concluded a week of seminars and conversations on trauma science, journalism craft and ethics around covering violence, conflict and trauma. More »
Dec 17 2014 6:52 AM
A hostage situation in Sydney ended early Tuesday morning with two hostages and the gunman dead. In the aftermath, we share resources for reporters on interviewing victims and survivors, self-care and working with reporters exposed to traumatic events.
Dec 12 2014 8:18 AM
Dr. Elana Newman and her staff have developed a confidential online survey designed to better understand the various forms of occupational risk and stress faced by working journalists. The survey is available in English and in Spanish. More »
In collaboration with Columbia Journalism School, the Dart Center hosted a 40-person roundtable discussion and the closing reception at the fourteenth annual News Xchange conference in Prague. 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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