Each year, the Dart Society — a cohort of Ochberg Fellows and winners of the Dart and Mimi Awards — honors an editor who advances compassionate and ethical coverage of trauma, conflict and social injustice. This year that honor goes to Jan Winburn for her decades of work at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Baltimore Sun and other publications. More »
Journalists who want to get better at reporting the toughest issues have only three days left to submit their applications for the 2009 Dart Center Ochberg Fellowships. Fellows can look forward to expert training in the science of emotional trauma and how to apply it to storytelling; they can also look forward to joining a great network. More »
One of the many virtues of the new online Reuters Handbook of Journalism: It is the first generally-available newsroom style guide with specific guidelines for reporting on victims of trauma. More »
Jul 17 2009 11:21 AM
On the morning of Friday, July 17, at least eight people were killed and fifty injured in near-simultaneous bombings of two luxury hotels in Jakarta, Indonesia. It was the first major terrorist attack to take place on Indonesian soil in several years.
To help journalists covering this story, in Indonesia and around the world, the Dart Center is aggregating useful resources. If you have an addition, please add it in the comments. More »
Jul 14 2009 2:18 PM
"If I asked you to fill in the following statement, 'Journalists are __,' what's the first thing that pops into your head?" Elana Newman, research director of the Dart Center, posed this question Monday as part of a webinar she co-hosted with Dart Center Executive Director Bruce Shapiro. In a disaster, when interviewing and reporting on victims is inevitable, the gap between a clinician's answer and a journalist's answer to this question can be the difference between stories that are both sensitive and effective and stories that are neither. More »
Jul 10 2009 12:42 PM
This week, the Nieman Foundation's Narrative Digest published interviews with St. Petersburg Times reporters Ben Montgomery and Waveny Ann Moore about their co-authored April story on the effects of a century of abuse at the Florida School for Boys.
Meanwhile, journalism by the masses continued to change coverage of mass events More »
Does this mean I have to watch it again?
That was my first thought when asked for my reaction to “the Neda video.”
I had watched it early on, before its provenance was clear, and felt I had already grappled with its horror. I remember forcing myself to face the screen, as if watching every second would admit me to some global community of the grieving. More »
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