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Apr 21 2015 9:41 AM

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Study Sheds Light on Psychological Effects of Covering Trauma

Following the 2011 Utoya shooting in Norway, journalist and researcher Trond Idås teamed with researcher Klas Backholm, and found that journalists who felt that their reporting may have caused harm were at higher risk for PTSD. More »

Apr 19 2015 2:10 PM

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American University & Pulitzer Center Host Discussions on Freelance Safety

The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and American University recently teamed up to sponsor two panel discussions on the dangers facing freelance journalists working in hostile environments worldwide—an issue of growing concern at a time of heightened attacks against journalists and diminished resources at many leading news organizations. More »

Mar 25 2015 9:09 AM

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Fellow and Award Nominee Team Up

Ochberg Fellow Dave Philipps and Dart Award Honorable Mention recipient Thomas James Brennan co-wrote a front page article for the New York Times about U.S. veterans, disenchanted with civilian life, who are returning to Iraq to volunteer to fight the Islamic State. More »

Mar 19 2015 9:04 AM

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Safety for Freelance Journalists: Two Tribes Come Together

Ochberg Fellow and BBC World Producer Stuart Hughes shares his take on the worldwide freelance protection standards released last month. More »

Mar 18 2015 7:51 AM

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Violence Against Women Reaches Alarming Rates

More than one in three women worldwide say they have experienced physical violence in their lifetime, according to a staggering new report presented to the United Nations General Assembly last week. The report also finds that one in 10 girls under the age of 18 was forced to have sex.

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Mar 16 2015 5:07 PM

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In Aftermath of Cyclone Pam, Resources for Journalists

A cyclone ravaged the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu early on Saturday, killing at least 24 people and displacing upwards of 3,000, according to the United Nations. In the aftermath, we share resources for reporters on covering disaster, interviewing victims and survivors, and working with reporters exposed to traumatic events. More »

Mar 16 2015 10:25 AM

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Dart, Digital First Media Collaborate on Peer Support Program

Last week, the York (Pa.) Daily Record/Sunday News and Digital First Media formally began building a peer-support program for journalists who cover trauma and conflict. At a kickoff seminar event, fifteen journalists from 11 Pennsylvania news organizations spent a day at the Daily Record learning about trauma, resilience and peer-support. More »

Mar 9 2015 11:11 AM

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GroundTruth Project Launches Field Guide for Correspondents

The GroundTruth Project has released a 61 page guide to encourage safe on-site reporting in all corners of the world. More »

Feb 26 2015 9:25 AM

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Peter Greste Shares Strategies for Coping in Confinement

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 Fellow Stuart Hughes about finding the strength to cope with the ordeal. More »

Feb 25 2015 10:29 AM

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Incidencia del estrés en la labor periodística es investigada por científicos

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 »

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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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