Apr 19 2010 3:29 PM
The violence that surrounds drug trafficking at the U.S.-Mexico border makes it among the most dangerous and difficult beats any journalist can cover. Twenty six reporters from both sides of the border who cover this beat gathered at the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas in Austin, Texas on March 26 and 27, 2010 to discuss how to stay safe and get stories out at a seminar sponsored by the McCormick Foundation. More »
Apr 19 2010 6:25 AM
Nominations are now being sought for the fourth annual Mimi Award, a prize that recognizes exceptional work by an editor. The Mimi Award is given each year by The Dart Society, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting sensitive coverage of victims of violence, composed of Dart Center Ochberg Fellows and winners of the Dart and Mimi awards. More »
When the Radio Television Digital News Association, which bills itself as "the world's largest professional organization exclusively serving the electronic news profession," opened its annual conference in Las Vegas on April 12, it was with a panel of journalists from broadcast, radio and the Associated Press, focused not on the digital newsroom, but on the earthquake that devastated Haiti on January 12. According to the RTDNA website, the discussion that ensued was dominated by ethical questions. More »
At the National Cheng Chi University at Taiwan, Dart Center Country Contact Julia Hsu heads up a research team, consisting largely of students in her Department of Radio and Television, called Trauma News Watch. Besides monitoring traumatic news as the team's name suggests, they have been translating and adapting Dart Center materials for use in Taiwan. More »
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