Feb 17 2011 1:13 PM
Journalism educators in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand seeking new skills to teach students about reporting human tragedy can apply online now for the 2011 Dart Academic Fellowship Program. Deadline is March 25.
The fellowship, set for June 15-18 at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, is open to university and college journalism teachers and student news media advisers.
The fellowship sessions will cover:
▪ The science of trauma: Fellows will hear the latest on brain science and trauma reactions; how best to work with to people who have experienced traumatic events; and how to incorporate trauma science into the journalism curriculum.
▪ Newsgathering in the midst of trauma: Fellows will discuss and practice ways to teach effective and sensitive reporting techniques, particularly interviewing and ethical decision-making.
▪ Storytelling through words and images: Experienced journalists and journalism educators will discuss how to build informative, compelling narratives about trauma that offer vital information to individuals and communities in crisis.
▪ When tragedy affects student journalists: Student journalists routinely cover tragic stories on campus, often about people they know. Fellows will discuss how to prepare students to make good personal and professional decisions while doing their job.
Your contributions help the Dart Center nurture informed, innovative and ethical news reporting on violence, conflict and tragedy worldwide.
The Dart Center is a project of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.