Freelance journalists and documentary filmmakers working to expose human rights abuses are eligible to apply for a $3,000 CDN bursary to underwrite the cost of hostile environment training.
On April 28, 1996, a gunman with two semi-automatic assault rifles killed 35 people in a cafe in Port Arthur, Tasmania. On the twentieth anniversary of the shootings, Gary Tippet, former senior writer for The Age, spoke with ABC Radio Victoria's Nicole Chvastek about the effects of covering the attack and its aftermath.
At the tenth International Journalism Festival in Perugia, a panel of experts gathered to discuss the effects of vicarious trauma among news professionals, and possible solutions to graphic image overload.
Earlier this month, the Dart Center co-sponsored a screening of the Academy Award-winning film “Spotlight,” followed by a conversation with two Boston Globe team members portrayed in the film, editor Walter "Robby" Robinson and reporter Sacha Pfeiffer. The latest "On Assignment Podcast," produced by The Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Awards, features the conversation between Robinson, Pfeiffer and Columbia Journalism School professor Betsy West.
The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is accepting applications for its 2016-2017 Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship, a seven-month program that provides a female journalist with the opportunity to pursue academic research and hone reporting skills.
An innovative free resource is now available to journalists worldwide who have experienced distress on the job. The Traumatic Stress Clinic at The University of New South Wales, has developed a new program for current and former journalists offering assessment, treatment and education concerning possible posttraumatic stress disorder and related psychological injury.
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe has released an online compilation of research on and potential solutions to online abuse involving female journalists. The publication features essays from reporters, scholars and free speech advocates. The Dart Center contributed a chapter on evidence-based approaches to prevention and intervention, including methods for exploring motives, understanding terminology and reducing stigma.
The International Journalists' Network compiled resources on recognizing signs of traumatic stress, coping after witnessing violence, and taking care of colleagues in the field.
On Thursday, the International Federation of Journalists released a report on journalists and media staff killed on the job over the past 25 years. The report highlights the Asia-Pacific region as the deadliest place to be a journalist. India, Pakistan and the Philippines rank as three of the 10 most dangerous countries for reporter safety.
The Age Boom Academy is now accepting applications for its annual three-day workshop for journalists, a joint project of the Columbia Aging Center and the Columbia Journalism School. This year's Academy, June 9 - 11, will focus on the future of work and retirement, and will feature leading experts in journalism, science and economics.