Jun 15 2015 4:14 PM
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe kicked off its conference in Vienna today on journalist safety, media freedom and pluralism in times of conflict. Dunja Mijatović, the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, delivered opening remarks. More »
Jun 12 2015 1:02 PM
Nine more journalists joined Digital First Media’s peer-support efforts at a seminar June 3 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, led by Dart’s Bruce Shapiro and Elana Newman. More »
Jun 9 2015 12:01 PM
In a recent TedX talk at the University of Tulsa, Dart Research Director Elana Newman offers perspective on the important role journalists can play in saving lives during a tragedy, mitigating violence and helping to restore justice. More »
Jun 2 2015 7:16 AM
The United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution on the protection of journalists in conflict zones. More »
Jun 1 2015 3:34 PM
At the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, the Dart Center will co-sponsor the New York City premiere of the project, The Unravelling. Afterwards, Human Rights Watch Emergencies director Peter Bouckaert and photojournalist Marcus Bleasdale will lead a master class on human rights reporting and digital storytelling. More »
May 19 2015 1:52 PM
Family members of those killed in some of the deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history have issued a challenge to 150 media executives nationwide, urging them to change the way they report on perpetrators. More »
Apr 21 2015 9:41 AM
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
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 »
Apr 6 2015 11:27 AM
A four-month independent review of a Rolling Stone article about a brutal gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity has concluded the magazine failed in the “reporting, editing, editorial supervision and fact-checking” of the widely discredited story. More »
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 »
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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