In Philadelphia, a workshop for regional journalists on the coverage of veterans' issues, sponsored by the Thomas Scattergood Foundation for Behavioral Health.
To help local journalists and regional news organizations in the greater Philadelphia area improve their coverage of veterans' issues, the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma has organized a two-day workshop: “When Veterans Come Home.”
The workshop will take place on April 1 and 2.
For more information and to register for the conference, see the workshop page.
At Columbia University in New York City, a panel discussion with three scholars who use oral history, narrative and psychology to approach the themes of death and mourning.
Speakers include: Ghislaine Boulanger, a clinical psychologist-psychoanalyst who has researched, written about and treated survivors of massive psychic trauma; Mary Marshall Clark, director of Columbia University's Oral History Research Office; and Luisa Passerini, former Professor of Cultural History at the University of Torino, and currently External Professor of History at the European University Institute. This talk is part of the "Oral History Workshop Public Lecture Series," co-sponsored by the Oral History Research Office (OHRO), and the Oral History Master of Arts Program (OHMA).
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Columbia University, Schermerhorn Extension, Room 754
For complete information and to register, click here.
At Columbia University in New York City, a panel discussion for alumni of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism on covering crisis.
Panelists include Joseph B. Treaster ’96, Knight Chair in Cross-Cultural Communication at the University of Miami; Ana Arana ’81, investigative journalist. Moderated by Bruce Shapiro, executive director of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma.
This panel is only open to registered attendees of the Columbia Journalism School Alumni weekend. For complete information, click here.
In Bangkok, a closed, seven-day seminar programme for winners of the 2011 Dart Asia Fellowships.
Fellowships will be awarded senior journalists and editors in all media who have covered issues ranging from street crime, family violence and natural disasters to war and genocide. The seven-day fellowship programme will offer a unique opportunity to learn from leading experts in the many dimensions of trauma and to forge relationships with colleagues who share their interests.
This programme is reserved for the 2011 Dart Asia Fellows.
The programme will take place April 10 through April 17.
In Boston, an international conference explores the collaboration and tension between journalists and public health workers at times of crisis.
"When Disaster Strikes: Reporting and Responding" is an international conference that examines the often intersecting roles of journalists and public health workers at times of crisis. A range of experts from the fields of global health, NGOs and journalism, as well as citizens and volunteers, will focus largely on the many layers of catastrophe in post-earthquake Haiti. The gathering aims to establish strategies to allow journalists and aid workers to work cooperatively in disaster's aftermath. The keynote speaker will be NBC News Correspondent Kerry Sanders.
April 14, 2011
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Boston University Photonics Center
For complete information and to register, click here.
At the Eurasia Partnership Foundation in Yerevan in Armenia, a discussion exploring trauma and journalism issues within the region.
Participants will include media managers and journalists from leading media outlets and news agencies based in Armenia. Gavin Rees will be outlining Dart Centre Europe's work and taking part in a discussion on the challenges that traumatic news events pose for journalists in the region.
Saturday, April 16; 11:00 - 1400
Eurasia Partnership Foundation,
Zarobyan ST 56,
More information can be found on the official website.
At the Office of Global Initiative on Psychiatry in Tbilisi in Georgia, this discussion will bring together representatives of key NGOs working on the mental health and human rights fields.
Tuesday April 19, from 16:00 - 18:30
49a Kipshidze Street,
Office of Global INitiative on Psychiatry,
For more information on this event, please visit the official website.
At the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) Headland House in London, a discussion on how photojournalists cope from covering everything from car crashes and stabbings to earthquakes and revolution.
Photojournalists -- whether they report on war or traffic accidents closer to home -- stand right at the frontline of reporting on violence and tragedy. This event will begin with the screening of a short documentary, "News Media and Trauma." Afterwards, there will be a discussion with Gavin Rees from the Dart Centre for Journalism and Trauma about what photographers need to know about self-care while working on traumatic assignments. AP photographer Lefteris Pitakaris will be talking about some of the images that have affected him personally and will lead a discussion on working through the ethical dilemmas traumatic photographs can present.
Tuesday April 26, 18:00 - 20:00
NUJ Headland House
308 Grays Inn Road
In Brooklyn, New York, a memorial service for Getty Images photojournalist Chris Hondros, who was killed April 25, along with documentarian Tim Hetherington, as they covered events in Libya.
Memorial services for Chris Hondros are scheduled for Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at 1 p.m. at Sacred Hearts of Jesus & Mary and St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church, 125 Summit Street, Brooklyn, New York.
The services will be live-streamed here.
In lieu of flowers, the loved ones of Chris Hondros request donations be made to The Chris Hondros Fund, to provide scholarships for aspiring photojournalists and raise awareness of issues surrounding conflict photography.
The Chris Hondros Fund
c/o Christina Piaia, Getty Images
75 Varick St., 5th Floor
New York, NY 10013
At Columbia University in New York City, the Dart Center honors the winners of the 2011 Dart Awards for Excellence in Coverage of Trauma and presents a panel with the award winners: "Crusading Against Silence: High-Impact Reporting on Invisible Victims."
The 2011 Dart Awards recognize searing, in-depth investigations which exposed how important institutions — schools, universities and the military — betray the very people they are supposed to protect: victims of teenage bullying and campus rape, brain-injured soldiers and families left behind by war. Please join us in celebrating the winners and engaging in a conversation on journalism that is both hard-hitting and humane.
Kevin Cullen, columnist, Boston Globe
Sonya N. Hebert, photographer, The Dallas Morning News
Kristen Lombardi, reporter, Center for Public Integrity
T. Christian Miller, reporter, ProPublica
Daniel Zwerdling, correspondent, NPR
Bruce Shapiro, executive director, Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma (moderator)
Reception begins at 5:30 p.m. Event begins at 6:00 p.m.
Columbia University, Graduate School of Journalism
World Room, 3rd Floor
116th Street and Broadway
New York, NY
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
At the University of Arizona in Tucson, a three-day closed workshop for journalism educators about effective coverage of U.S.-Mexico border issues.
The Dart Center Teaching Border Reporting workshop, held from April 29 through May 1, will include panel discussions and workshops on coverage of U.S.-Mexico border issues and the current state of reporting in various parts of the border.
Panel topics to be discussed include: the dangers and risks involving covering the border, under-reported aspects of the border region, and how to keep safe and avoid emotional harm while covering border news. Workshops will cover student reporting projects and possible collaborative tools.
This closed weekend-long workshop is only for confirmed attendees.
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.